visit the BID members section

News

Cathedral marks Heritage Open Weekend...

 

Cathedral marks Heritage Open Weekend

A chance to find out more about the books and the bells of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds, will form part of the Cathedral’s annual participation in Heritage Open Weekend. 

 

The Cathedral is offering three opportunities to find out more about parts of the Cathedral which are not usually open to the public.

Firstly on Friday 13 September the Cathedral’s Ancient Library is open from 2.00 pm.

 

Situated above the main entrance of the Cathedral, this is the oldest parish library in the country and contains a wealth of interesting and intriguing books which have been donated to the library over the centuries.

 

Help will be on hand to tell you more about the books on display. Timed tickets, available from the Tourist Information Centre, are required to visit the Library.

 

On Saturday 14 September the Norman Tower, the bell ringing tower, will be open for timed, ticketed tours at 10.00 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am, 12.15 pm, 1.45 pm,  2.30 p.m. and 3.15 pm).

 

Bellringers will be on hand to explain the art of bell ringing and the story of the bells themselves. It does not include a visit to the rooftop. Minimum age 8 and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors must be fit enough to climb a narrow spiral staircase.

Also on Saturday 14 September only, the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend Dr Frances Ward, will have the grand entrance hall of her house open for visitors.

 

The Deanery, situated in the Great Churchyard, beyond the West Front, is the former Clopton’s Almshouse and will be open to visitors from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Refreshments will be available.

 

‘There are so many parts of our local town which are hidden away for most of the year,’ comments Sarah Friswell, PR Manager for St Edmundsbury Cathedral. ‘This is a once-a year chance to find out more about key buildings – and it’s all free of charge.’

 

All Heritage Open Weekend events are free of charge (though some require tickets including the Ancient Library and Norman Tower tours) and are co-ordinated by the Tourist Information Centre.

 

 

Please contact 01284 764667 for further information and tickets.

Details

Telephone 01284 748720

Email Click here to email

Website click here to visit

Address The Cathedral Office, Abbey House, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1ls

Opening Hours Open daily from 8.00am to 6.00pm

Map

Looking for something to buy?

Here's 'Our' pick of the best shops...

Mr Shoes

Designer-inspired affordable shoes for both men and women

KOTi

A home interiors and fragrance store in Langton Place

Neptune

Passion for fantastic design and exceptional customer service is at the core of our store.

Johnson Cleaners

Leading providers of dry cleaning services for clothing and other items including curtains and duvets

View all >>

Our Bury St Edmunds tweets ...

Follow us on twitter >>

Masterclass Parties

The masterclasses include your own mixology expert, a personalised Bellini on arrival, introduction and sampling of different styles of cocktail making, get the chance to make a cocktail of your choice.

read more >>
 

Free Family Law Health check

Free diagnostic check with a Gross & Co expert for advice on issues with: Grandparents, unmarried couples, separation, divorce, premarital agreement.

read more >>
 

2nd Floor, 2 Woolhall Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LA

admin@ourburystedmunds.com   01284 766258