SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT
Tours, Talks and Culture
For nearly 600 years, our iconic Lantern Tower has illuminated the Newcastle skyline. Following in this spirit, our Illuminate series of talks shines a light on interesting people, with the aim to inspire, challenge, motivate and engage.
We’re pleased to host these events on a Pay As You Feel basis (with a mandatory fee of £1 to attend). We would, however, be very grateful if you are able to donate more; a minimum donation of £5 is suggested as a guide.
Lantern Tower Film Premiere and Behind-the-Scenes Discussion
Thursday 2 December, 6:30-8pm
To make the spectacular views accessible to everyone, we’ve worked alongside local tour guide, Alex Iles to produce this film about the history of the Lantern Tower. He discusses its production alongside filmmaker Chris Thompson from Media Borne.
An Evening with The Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York
Saturday 11 December, 6:30-8pm
We are delighted to welcome the Archbishop of York to Newcastle Cathedral to talk faith, hope, politics and the future, as he discusses some of the themes from his recently written and published book, Dear England: Finding Hope, Taking Heart and Changing the World.
Our expert tour guides offer a range of tours about various aspects of the Cathedral: from its architectural history to archaeological discoveries and other fascinating stories.
Tour and Draw
Uncover your inner artist through drawing and making, whilst discussing some of the incredible artworks in Newcastle Cathedral.
No creative experience required and suitable for all ages. No need to book, just meet at the Font.
* Except from 27 December
Join us to explore secret spaces, try on special robes, hunt for dragons, and make amazing art.
This 30-minute interactive tour has been designed especially for children and their grown-ups.
Recommended for ages 3-11 but suitable for all. No need to book, just meet at the Font.
* Except from 28 December
You’re invited to join a member of the Cathedral clergy for this informal and personalised tour of the Cathedral.
Learn about the people behind the Cathedral, the memories it holds and life in a contemporary church.
Suitable for all ages. No need to book, just meet at the Font.
* Except from 30 December
Lantern Tower Tours
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A chance to climb the 162 steps to the 15th century Lantern Tower rooftop to see breath-taking views of the city. Each aspect of the tower reveals a unique story of the heritage and people of Newcastle upon Tyne.
This is a challenging tour; you must be physically fit, and able to climb stairs to undertake this tour.
If you’d like to arrange a bespoke tour tailored for your group, please contact us here.