To get the most out of your time with us, contact our Education Team to plan your visit.
We offer a general children's guided tour of the Cathedral or one more specifically focused to suit your requirements.
For example, comparing Liverpool's two Cathedrals, and discovering the key features of a Christian place of wordship are popular choices.
We train our Cathedral Guides (many of whom are former teachers) to work especially with children, and all are experienced at meeting the needs of a school's curriculum.
We pride ourselves on being teacher-led. Please ask for what you want; we will do our very best to meet your needs.
The cost for this tour is £1.75 per child.
You can also do a self guided tour for a suggested donation of £1 per child. However, we would still recommend making a booking with the Education Centre, as access to the Cathedral can sometimes be seriously affected if there is a large-scale public or private event taking place which is not otherwise publicised. The Education Centre can keep you informed of any changes.
Other themed tours:
For Reception to Yr 2: A face hunt in the cathedral followed by a workshop making a clay face.
1.5 hrs - £2.50 per child.
Cruz the Caterpillar
For EYFS and KS1 pupils. Based on the theme ‘Special to God’, Cruz the Caterpillar is an interactive prayer trail. Follow the footprints, collect stickers in a personal passport, hunt inside the treasure chest, write in green sand and make a butterfly. Find out why you are special to God.
1 hr - £2.50 per child.
A Sense of Place
For SEN pupils: Ring a miniature bell, smell incense, taste a communion wafer, look for Derby Mouse, lie on the floor and look up at the ceiling… Can be adapted to suit individual and group needs and interests.
45 mins - £2.00 per child.
Special places, special shapes trail
For EYFS/Reception aged pupils: Follow a trail around the Cathedral spotting different shapes and then make a stained glass window based on the shape of the building.
90 mins - £2.50 per child