Cathedral 140 Community Fun Day

We’ve teamed up with Southwell Workhouse and the Town Council to bring you a Family Fun Day in celebration of 140 years since becoming a Cathedral town.

We’ve been a Minster since Anglo Saxon times, but gained Cathedral status in 1884, in the midst of the Victorian era, when a new Diocese was formed, and the Minster became the seat of the newly created Bishop of Southwell.

There will be a Victorian theme throughout, with costumed characters to meet, tower tours, games, crafts and activities provided by the Minster team and Southwell Workhouse.

The local shops and businesses are getting involved with a shops trail through the town, and we hope it will be an anniversary for everyone to enjoy.

No booking necessary, free entry to the Cathedral, donations welcomed

Picnics welcome – drinks and snacks available.

Please note there is a charge for Tower Tours and these should be pre-booked here. There may be space on the day to just turn up but booking a ticket guarantees a place on the tour, which, if the weather is dry, will take you up onto the Minster roof for 360 degree panoramic views of the Nottinghamshire countryside.

Event Details

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  • Venue: Southwell Minster