York Minster

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York Minster, a building at the centre of the north of England's history hotspot, York, has a lot to offer in terms of education. A visit to York Minster is a great experience for anybody, and especially for a child. But the impact is greatly increased by skilled interpreters of the building and its contents, and the Centre for School Visits provides just what you need.

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Why book York Minster for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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As the teaching and activities set out in our Centre for School Visits are specific to each topic, we do need to know in advance which you would like. As a general rule we ask that you choose only one from the following offered:

Medieval Britain, The Church in Tudor Times, Romans, Anglo Saxons & Vikings, How was it Done - Building a Medieval Cathedral, The Minster as a Place of Worship, York Minster Across the Centuries, Colour and Light.

For full details of each topic, and for other visit options for school groups, please visit our website.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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An insightful tour of the Minster which can kindle a lifelong interest in this magnificent cathedral. Tours can be adapted by our Learning Team to the interests of the group.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Almost all of the Minster is wheelchair accessible. Access to the Undercroft, Treasury & Crypt and the Tower are by stairs. The Centre for School Visits is on ground level with wheelchair access. Wheelchairs are available for loan. A loop system is installed in the Minster, and for the visually-impaired there is a touch and feel model of the cathedral. A welcome and information leaflet is available for visitors with disabilities. Please let us know if members of your group have any special needs. We will try to tailor our service to accommodate individual requirements.

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