History

Discover the Exeter Book

Event Date: 
20/08/2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Library and Archives)

Saturday 20th August 2016, 12.30-15.00 (Library and Archives) Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic riddles. Join us in the Cathedral Library &...

Cathedral Explorers: Secret Passageways

Event Date: 
01/08/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

https://exeter-cathedral.cloudvenue.co.uk/cathedralexplorers Monday 1st August & Thursday 18th August Tours available each day 10.00-12.00 and 13.30-15.30 There are all sorts of hidden places in the Cathedral. Join us on an adventure to discover all the secrets of this ancient building. Discover the hidden house built into the walls of the Cathedral, and climb the spiral staircase to see an amazing floor full of secret and strange symbols. Hear about a spooky murder that took place almost 700 years ago, and find out what lies beneath the Cathedral Green. Finally, create a shrinking...

Exon Domesday Family Fun

Event Date: 
15/08/2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Chapter House)

Monday 15th August, 12.00-15.00 (Chapter House) It’s been 950 years since the Battle of Hastings and the Normans invaded England! Here at Exeter Cathedral we have an incredibly precious artefact that comes from this time: The Exon Domesday Manuscript. Meet the Library & Archives team to find out more and take part in our wide range of Norman themed activities. With shield painting, helmet making, manuscript writing, castle building, and displays from the Library & Archives, there is something for everyone to enjoy. £2.50 per children to include all activities. Suitable for all...

Time Traveller Club - Courageous Celts

Event Date: 
09/08/2016 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Tuesday 9th August, 10.00-12.30 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre) Learn about Boudicca, one of the fiercest Queens in Britain’s history! Fight against the Romans and make a shield to defend yourself. Make a beautiful Iron Age mirror to see how you would look as a Celt. Booking information Suitable for ages 6-12, £6 per child. Children may be dropped off and left for the whole session. Booking essential – please book online or telephone 01392 285983. No booking charges apply for this event. Book online

Exeter Book 2016: The Seafarer

Event Date: 
03/08/2016 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Library and Archives)

Wednesday 3rd August 2016, 13.00-15.30 (Library and Archives) Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic riddles. Join us in the Cathedral Library &...

Wacky West Front Crafts

Event Date: 
03/08/2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral (Cathedral Green)

Wednesday 3rd August, 11.00-15.00 (Cathedral Green) Did you know that the kings, angels and knights on the West Front of the Cathedral were originally brightly painted? Re-design the West Front with paint and glitter, or make a king, angel or knight statue. FREE (some crafts £1). Suitable for all ages, no booking required for this drop-in activity.

Cathedral Explorers: Secret Passageways

Event Date: 
18/08/2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 1st August & Thursday 18th August Tours available each day 10.00-12.00 and 13.30-15.30 There are all sorts of hidden places in the Cathedral. Join us on an adventure to discover all the secrets of this ancient building. Discover the hidden house built into the walls of the Cathedral, and climb the spiral staircase to see an amazing floor full of secret and strange symbols. Hear about a spooky murder that took place almost 700 years ago, and find out what lies beneath the Cathedral Green. Finally, create a shrinking stained glass window to take home with you. Booking information...

Cathedral Explorers: Secret Passageways

Event Date: 
01/08/2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Monday 1st August & Thursday 18th August Tours available each day 10.00-12.00 and 13.30-15.30 There are all sorts of hidden places in the Cathedral. Join us on an adventure to discover all the secrets of this ancient building. Discover the hidden house built into the walls of the Cathedral, and climb the spiral staircase to see an amazing floor full of secret and strange symbols. Hear about a spooky murder that took place almost 700 years ago, and find out what lies beneath the Cathedral Green. Finally, create a shrinking stained glass window to take home with you. Booking information...

Cathedral Family Tours (1)

Event Date: 
08/08/2016 - 10:00am to 22/08/2016 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Friday 29th July, Thursday 11th August, Monday 22nd August. Tours available each day 10.00-11.00 and 14.00-15.00 Come and explore the Cathedral as a family this half-term. Join our child-friendly tour full of stories, amazing facts, and spooky tales. Find out more about this wonderful building, and discover how and why it was built. Along the way, see if you can spot: a mermaid, a green man, an elephant, a boy sticking his tongue out, and a clock that may have inspired the nursery rhyme ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. Afterwards, why not get dressed up and take a Medieval family ‘selfie’ to...

Awesome Archaeology Workshop

Event Date: 
28/07/2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

Thursday 28th July, 10.00-12.00 or 13.30-15.30 (Pearson Education Centre) Become an archaeologist for a day! Find out what real archaeologists do and learn the techniques you need by taking part in our mini-digs. Then use your skills outside to take part in our set-up excavation. Finally, create your own dig to take home using artefacts and plaster. Booking information Suitable for ages 6-13, £6 per child. Children may be dropped off and left for the whole session. Booking essential – please book online or telephone 01392 285983 . No booking charges apply for this event. Book online

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