In 2004 Norwich Cathedral welcomed approx. 475, 165 visitors. Given the huge amount of events, concerts, exhibitions and of course services that we offer here, it is understandable that so many people come to visit the Cathedral each year.
The Cathedral is built of flint rubble and mortar faced with limestone ashlar, imported from Caen in France (the lighter, smoother stone) and from Barnack in Northamptonshire (greyer, fossil-filled stone). The ground plan is almost unchanged from the Romanesque original, with fourteen bays making up an unusually long aisle. One feature to watch for is the shape of the radiating chapels, which consist of two intersecting segments of a circle.
Public guided tours run all year at 10. 45am, 12 noon and 2. 15pm Monday - Saturday, all visitors are welcome.
Tours last 1 hour (approx) and cover the main points of the cathedral building. Guided tours begin at the West End of the cathedral. These tours are £2. 50 per adult, but are FREE for children under 16 years old. Tickets are on sale at the Information Point, at the West end of the building.
MEDIEVAL MYSTERIES TOURS
Find out about life in the Middle Ages
Learn about medieval man's religious beliefs, his regard for nature and his sense of humour with the aid of beasts, monsters and sinners so splendidly depicted in the medieval misericords and Roof Bosses of Norwich Cathedral
We will set the scene by explaining the significance of imagery in the middle ages to the common man and monk. Medieval imagery is usually loaded with hidden meanings that can be lost on us today. This tour will unpick these mysteries and reveal the level of their sophistication to the modern viewe. .
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