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Helping families and schools to discover the cathedral

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We have a range of trails, treasure hunts and worksheets to help young explorers discover the medieval Minster. Perfect for family visits or school groups! Download our resources using the links below or collect at the Welcome Desks when you arrive.

Trails for families and schools

Women in the Minster

Follow in the footsteps of women of faith who have played a part in shaping this magnificent cathedral. Age 13+


Light Quest

Explore the lights and colours of our Gothic cathedral as you journey round and discover the stained glass of the Minster. KS2 and KS3


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. KS2 and KS3


Nature Quest Inside Trail

Take our Nature Quest to discover how medieval stonemasons and glaziers brought the natural world into their building. KS1 and KS2


Nature Quest Outside Trail

Take our Nature Quest to discover beautiful flowers and tiny creatures. KS1 and KS2


Dragon Quest Trail

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


York Minster Treasure Hunt

Discover hidden treasures while learning the history of this incredible building.


Schools learning resources

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.


A brief history from 1472

The story of the Minster from its completion right up until 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.


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