Heritage Open Day – take a free tour of Southwell Minster

Take a free tour of Southwell Minster and discover 1,000 years of history in the beautiful Georgian market town of Southwell, situated in the heart of rural Nottinghamshire.

Learn the fascinating history of Southwell Minster, from Saxon beginnings to the modern-day, on a tour of one of Britain’s best-loved Cathedrals.
Stunning stained glass windows, wood and stone carvings, a fine Norman nave and even hidden carved mice await you! You’ll also visit the jewel in our crown, our magnificent 13th century Chapter House which we are delighted is back open after being closed for over a year whilst undergoing significant conservation work (thanks to a £2.2m National Lottery Heritage Funded project). The Chapter House is now also fully accessible for the first time after the installation of a new cantilever lift. Please note in the booking form if you need to use the lift.

Gift shop and refectory on site

Tours will last approximately 45 minutes.

Tour times:

Please book places on a tour using the form below. Bookings will close on Friday 16 September at 1pm.

Each tour is limited to a maximum of 15 people. If the tour is sold out, it won’t appear on the booking form.

Please let us know when booking if you have any access requirements.

Please arrive at the Welcome Desk just inside the North Door 10 minutes prior to the start time of the tour in order to check-in. This will help ensure we can make a prompt start. Thank you.

Whilst the tours are free, donations are of course welcome if you’d like to, and can be made by filling out the form below the booking form at the bottom of this page. Thank you




Make a donation to Southwell Minster

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  • Venue: Southwell Minster