One event on 30th October 2020 at 10:30 am
One event on 30th October 2020 at 11:00 am
One event on 30th October 2020 at 11:30 am
One event on 30th October 2020 at 1:00 pm
One event on 30th October 2020 at 1:30 pm
One event on 30th October 2020 at 2:00 pm
One event on 30th October 2020 at 2:30 pm
As part of Newcastle Cathedral’s major building project, Common Ground in Sacred Space, we are offering a chance to meet some of the key people and stories behind our inspirational building.
Each space in the Cathedral reveals a unique story of the heritage and people of Newcastle upon Tyne. You will get a chance to glimpse at some of the changes taking place and learn a bit more about the major heritage developments in the Cathedral. Meet the people behind this ground breaking project, including , Heritage Property Restoration, Lindy Gilliland, Project Manager and Archaeologist Dave Heslop. This 1 hour activity will involve talks and demonstrations from our team of specialists to provide an insight into the the changes and developments during a heritage building project.
Common Ground in Sacred Space is a National Lottery Heritage Fund £6m restoration project, which will include physical changes inside and out, including removal of the pews; installing underfloor heating; renewing the Nave floor to create a stunning open and flexible space. The outside site will be transformed by extensive landscaping to both the south and east churchyards. The basement beneath the Cathedral hall will be converted into visitor facilities for staff, volunteers and visitors.
Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing regulations we can only offer group bookings for £20 per tour for a maximum of 6 people. If you are a group of less than 3 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a discount.
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Friday 30th October 2020: Tours at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30
Tickets are required for this event. Pre-booking: Required via Eventbrite
The Cathedral floor is uneven in places and care should be taken. Due to major capital works taking place we cannot guarantee that all parts of the tour will be accessible.
Max 6 people from the same household or support bubble per tour. The tour will last approx 60 minutes and pre-booking is required.
Before booking, please ensure you have read the important Health and Safety information below:
COVID-19 important information about your visit:
Newcastle Cathedral is located on the junction of Mosley Street and St Nicholas Street. The tour will meet by at the Cathedral’s West End Doors.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:
Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes’ walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as The Literary and Philosophical Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.
The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 48 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside’s multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.
The Nexus operated Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre – with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes’ walk away. If travelling from the Airport via Regent Centre, you will have to alight at Haymarket and change platforms. The Q1 QuayLink bus service runs to the bottom of the Side, the medieval Quayside street which leads up to the Cathedral. Public buses run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street once every 15 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays).
From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral. From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral. From the Quayside: Alight the Side – the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They’re steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep. Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.