Education Centre (School Visits)

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How to make a booking

Booking Information:

Each of our sessions is one and a half hours long, beginning at 10:30 or 1:00.  However, if your requirements differ from this, please do get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

On Mondays, we offer our Victorian Classroom and Artefacts Handling workshops.

From Tuesday-Friday, we offer our full range of trails and workshops, with the exception of Victorian Classroom and Artefacts Handling.

The Cathedral is a worshipping community and is not just used for Educational purposes.  There are certain times of year when our availability is particularly limited – for example, in December, we only have access to the Cathedral for our Experience Christmas event.  With the busy Cathedral diary, as well as the Education Centre’s popularity (we had over 6,000 visitors last year), we do advise that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Our Current Charges:

  • £4.25 per child per activity
  • £7.50 per child for two activities
  • £7.50 per child for Experience Days

You can book your visit by contacting us on 020 7367 6715 or

Site Visits

Schools are responsible for conducting their own risk assessments. However, the Education Centre's Risk Assessment document is available on request.


If you would like to make a preliminary visit to the Cathedral before bringing your pupils then contact the Education Office. We will be pleased to meet you and discuss any queries you might have about your day.


Joint Visits

If you are visiting another local site, we are happy to create a trail which will complement your visit, whether it is a contrasting study of war and peace, an historical theme or a comparison of places of worship.

Teacher INSET

Kids paintingWhy not bring your staff to learn more about the activities we offer? You’ll receive a short tour of the building, sample some of our trails and view our wide range of resources.  We tailor-make and deliver subject-specific sessions for example:  

How would you use this space? 
A practical, RE-focussed activity for teachers and students exploring the  opportunities for learning outside the classroom in Christian places of worship. 

Working with Wonder
How do we seek to engage children in places of worship and assist in their spiritual development?

This workshop will explore how the Education Centre uses Southwark Cathedral as a resource for learning and give participants the opportunity to develop creative ways to investigate church buildings with children.

Contact the Education Officer for more information.

kids painting 2Teachers who have participated
in this RE INSET said:

  • It gave me ideas to do in class and encouraged me to bring children to the Cathedral

  • The hands-on element brought it to life – very enjoyable

  • We were immersed in a spiritual, supportive environment

  • Thank you for an inspiring and useful day

  • Good to a cross-curricular way with specific RE objectives and content

  • Content (was) just right and delivered in such a fresh and enthusiastic way