Please note that the cathedral will be closed for sightseeing on Friday 19 July due to a Consecration. All are welcome to join us for worship.

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Bring learning to life as you explore York Minster, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring cathedrals.

Immerse your pupils in sacred spaces, journeying through centuries of architectural marvels and shared cultural heritage.

We have two different educational offers to best suit your pupils’ needs:

Option one: Workshop and Guided Tour of the Minster

In our facilitated sessions, pupils will engage in an interactive two-hour experience combining a guided tour of the cathedral with an immersive workshop led by our expert guides.
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Option two: Self-Guided visit of the Minster

Self-Guided Groups are invited to explore York Minster in their own way. Guided by your Group Leaders, pupils can discover everything from the majesty of the Great East Window to Roman foundations buried beneath their feet.
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For more information, contact our Bookings Team on t: 01904 557275, e: or via our booking request forms available through the visit option links above.

See a full copy of our bookings terms and conditions here. Read our Privacy Notice here. Pupils and students must be in full time education and aged 17 or under. For students aged 18 please see our Groups page.

Hyundai Great British School Trip

Apply for a bursary

We are proud to be a part of the Hyundai Great British School Trip, enabling schools to apply for bursaries towards the cost of their trip to support travel costs and admission fees.

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National Schools Singing Programme at York Minster

York Minster is one of six Anglican cathedrals to participate in the National Schools Singing Programme, the aim of which is to support world-class inclusive music programmes in Church of England schools.

The syllabus and structure of the National Schools Singing Programme enables diverse communities to engage with choral and church music of the highest standard.

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