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York Minster is currently welcoming self-led school group visits – please contact our Bookings Team on t: 01904 557275 or e: for details and to book your visit.

A visit to York Minster meets a variety of curriculum needs and give students memories that can last a lifetime

Option 1:

Pre-booked self-conducted visit of the Minster

Cost: £6.00 per pupil. Accompanying adult with up to ten children goes free.
£13.00 for each additional adult (excluding staff required for KS1/SEN).

A copy of our treasure hunt trail is provided for each pupil.

Prices include VAT and apply to children in full time compulsory education.

Undercroft Museum

Explore 2,000 years of history housed in state-of-the-art interactive chambers beneath the Minster. Visitors to the Undercroft, which is the only accredited museum in a cathedral in the country, can see the remains of Roman barracks, discover the Minster’s Viking connections and see artefacts never before on public display.


For more information contact our Bookings Team on t: 01904 557275, e: or via our booking request form below.

See a full copy of our bookings terms and conditions here.

Pupils and students must be in full time education and aged 17 or under. For students aged 18 please see our Groups page.

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Planning your visit

Download our essential pre-visit information pack


Self Guided Groups Risk Assessment

Download our self guided risk assessment for groups


Learning Resources

You can download a range of worksheets and resources via the boxes below.

Light Quest

Explore the lights and colours of our Gothic cathedral as you journey round and discover the stained glass of the Minster


Maths Quest

Have you ever wondered how many panes of glass make up the Five Sisters Window? Look for shapes, patterns and numbers as you journey around York Minster.


Monty the Monkey Trail

Join Monty on an exploration around York Minster! Discover fun facts as you journey around.


Dragon Quest Trail

Legendary knight, St George, needs your help to find all the dragons in York Minster!


Dragon Quest Trail Answer Sheet


York Minster Treasure hunt

Discover hidden treasures while learning of the history of the historic building


Group Sculpture Trail

Groups can follow a sculpture trail to hunt for sculptures and carvings dotted around the cathedral.


A brief history until 1472

From the origins of York to the completion of the Minster, this fact sheet outlines the key moments in the Minster's history until its completion.


A brief history from 1472

Outlines the story of the Minster from its completion and comes right up to date with the recent restoration of the East Front.


Invaders and settlers

Discover how the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings influenced the development of York and the Minster.


KS3 Medieval Minster

Designed for teachers and students investigating the Minster as a medieval cathedral. Contains information and illustrations to make your own worksheets, or to use as a guide inside the Minster.


KS3 Place of Worship

Designed for teachers and students investigating the Minster as a Christian place of worship.


Treasure Hunt answers

Taken the Treasure Hunt? Now see how you did....


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