Open Day

After the success of last year’s spectacular series of Open Days, where over 3,000 people enjoyed a tour of Southwell Minster and The Archbishop’s Palace, we’re delighted to announce that these will be returning in 2019.

Tour dates

Tours start from 10am on all days. Please note last tour times vary, see below.

  • Thursday 19 September, last tour starts at 4pm
  • Saturday 21 September, last tour starts at 4pm
  • Saturday 28 September, last tour starts at 4pm

Did you know, it costs over £3,000 per day to keep the Minster open? A £3 donation per tour would therefore be most welcome to help with the running costs of the Minster to help keep it open for future generations, although there is no obligation.

As an added treat, The Historic Library will also be open on the three Bank Holiday Mondays between 10.30am – 3pm.

AND back by popular demand, we’ll be running special tours of the Minster Tower where after climbing almost 200 steps, you’ll be treated to a bird’s eye view of Southwell and the surrounding countryside that you’ll not find anywhere else! Please note booking is advised for tower tours and costs £6 adult / £3 child (must be aged 7+). Tours start from 11am. Bookings should be made by emailing with your preferred date, time and party size.

For more information on general tours and tower tours, please download our Open Day flyer.

Southwell Minster Open Days 2019


Event Details

  • Venue: Southwell Minster