Internal Works

Internal Works

A New Entrance and Welcome

All are welcome to enter and enjoy Gloucester Cathedral, whatever their age, background or faith.

This will allow us to better welcome our visitors and improve their experience of the building.

We will be:

  • installing a new glass entrance lobby and glass cloister door
  • creating a new Welcome Area which will incorporate a beautiful glass model of the Cathedral to help our visitors find their way around the building
  • installing a new purpose built shop on the north side of the Nave


Making Gloucester Cathedral Accessible to All

We have been working out how to make the building as accessible as possible to as many as possible.

Over the coming months, some of the other fundamental changes needed to ensure maximum physical access will include:

  • tactile paving outside the cathedral to assist navigation for those who are blind or visually impaired
  • level access to the West End
  • automatic door opening from the south porch into the nave
  • replacing all existing ramps with ones able to accommodate larger mobility chairs
  • installation of two new user-operated lifts in the North Transept and the North Ambulatory
  • level access into the Lady Chapel following the removal of a step and concrete plinth

Perhaps most significantly, we are augmenting these new elements with a permanent ramp from the north ambulatory into the Quire. This simple change will mean that those who rely on wheelchairs for independent movement will be able to worship in the Quire at Gloucester Cathedral – without the need for assistance – for the first time in the Cathedral’s history.


Telling Our Stories

GC Imagemakers Preview from Sandie Conway on Vimeo.

The Tribune Gallery is one of Gloucester Cathedral’s hidden gems. Set above the main body of the Cathedral, it is one of the best places to see the building’s architecture and stained glass. It is the ideal space for us to tell the stories of how the Cathedral was built and the stonemasons and crafts people who create it.

In this space, there will be a range of sights, sounds and smells for our visitors to enjoy – a true immersive experience. There will be the opportunity to:

  • dress up as your favourite character from the Cathedral’s rich history
  • try your hand at one of our heritage crafts
  • experience life in a re-created monastic chapel

A series of information hubs will be positioned throughout the Cathedral to also help tell our many stories.

Visitors will also be able to download our new App, which will reveal exciting virtual realities and reconstructions, as well as special content relating to secrets from the Cathedral’s past.   


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