Monks, Manuscripts and Mayhem

Saturday 4 November 2023, 10.30am-3.30pm

Novice Norman is back, and once again he's inviting you to come and learn about the world of the monks who used to live here!

This time, visitors of all ages are invited to discover more about the fascinating studies the monks undertook as part of their daily lives. There will be a number of activities on offer, including the chance to design your own illuminated letter, dress up as a monk, and even peek inside our medieval Library...

There will be free books for visitors to take home with them, subject to availability. These books have been kindly donated by Read with Me.

This is the perfect Half Term, family-friendly activity for visitors young and old. It is free to take part, but we are grateful for donations to the Cathedral, and no booking is required.

November 4, 2023
Opening times
Saturday 4 November 10.30am-3.30pm
Chapter House 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.