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Pre-booked, self-guided visits for schools

Go beyond the classroom at York Minster

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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. Take your time to explore the stunning medieval architecture and sacred spaces.

We have a variety of trails and activities available for all Group Leaders and pupils. These printed guides help to provide structure to the visit and encourage pupils to engage and interrogate the Minster as they move around the building. These resources are available here, or can be picked up on the day.

Learning Resources

Grab a trail!

To enhance your groups visit, pick up one of our curriculum led worksheets to help you explore.

Discover our STEM Quests, become Minster Detectives or follow the story of the Minster from its origins to completion.

Download our resources

Undercroft Museum

Get hands on with history

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.

Entry to the museum is included with every visit.

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Guided tours and workshops

Let our Guides spark their imagination

Want a little more? Why not try one of our Facilitated sessions?

Pupils engage in an interactive two-hour experience starting with a guided tour exploring the historical and architectural wonders of York Minster. This is followed by a hands-on workshop where they can dive deeper into the subject matter through engaging activities and discussions.

An additional facilitation fee of £30 applies for each booking.

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£6 per pupil. One accompanying adult with up to ten children goes free. £13 for each additional adult (excluding staff required for KS1/SEN).

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

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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For more information, contact our Bookings Team on t: 01904 557275, e: bookings@yorkminster.org or via our booking request form below. See a full copy of our bookings terms and conditions here.

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