Learning - Welcome
As one of the top landmarks in the UK, Peterborough Cathedral is the perfect choice for an educational visit, both for schools and adult visitors alike. It is steeped in rich heritage and has a fascinating history, not to mention stunning grounds abundant in an array of wildlife and opportunities for learning in their plenty.
As the burial place of two former Queens – Katharine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots (the latter’s remains now rest at Westminster Abbey), the Cathedral offers much more than superb architecture and a beautiful sacred space. It is an opportunity to discover the history and stories associated with its past, providing the perfect backdrop for a cultural, academic or educational trip to learn more about this fascinating place.
The Cathedral is hugely popular with schools, making special provision for school children and offering programmes in line with the National Curriculum, including themed Tudor Days.
We have an onsite Education Centre and schools are welcome to come for anything from a short visit to a whole day including tour, activities and use of the Education Centre as a base and for lunch. There is a nominal charge for schools and other educational establishments, Scouts', Guides' groups etc. visiting the Cathedral or using the educational facilities; please check here.
Alternatively, if your group cant make it to the Cathedral, why not let the Cathedral come to you? We now offer a Cathedral Roadshow that brings the Cathedral to your school, business, club or group incorporating a slide show and talk, models, costumes, pictures, artifacts and relevant group activities.
However, it is not just school groups which can benefit from the education and learning offered on site. We also have a bountiful Cathedral library stocked with religious texts, archives relating to the Cathedral and also local historical records, available to the public for research/academic projects.
In addition, we have an excellent array of beautiful conferencing rooms for externally run training, workshops, meetings and interviews and we also run a number of religious courses on site as well.
The rest of this section explains in full detail the main offering to schools and to the public with regards academic and religious learning available within the Cathedral grounds. For more information regarding activity relating to Education for schools or adult groups, or access to the library please contact Mark Tomlins, Schools and Families Officer on 01733 355300 or e-mail email@example.com. For information regarding religious courses please contact The Canon Missioner, Jonathan Baker on 01733 355300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org