1. Making Tracks II is back - bigger and better than before. 

Making Tracks with Pete Waterman, Mike Dutton and Lucas Dutton, aged 19 months
Experience the wonderful world of model railways with pop legend Pete Waterman OBE and the Railnuts at Chester Cathedral this summer. 

Have a go at the controls, see Nicky Thompson’s Marvellous Days Out, and relax as you watch up to 30 different trains whizz by on a whopping 64x12ft layout that took six months to build. *

  1. Summer Evening Organ Recitals 

Copyright Gareth Rainsforth
Summer evenings are for relaxing, and we’ve got the perfect way to do it. 

Happening every Thursday evening until 1 September, those visiting Chester can soak up the magical atmosphere of the magnificent cathedral with music and a drink. Expect a rousing, hour-long organ recital with wine (or soft drink) for a bargain price. 

Tickets £4.50 - £5.50 with proceeds supporting the Cathedral’s Music Department. (No recital on Thursday 25 August).

  1. Medieval Marvels  

Fancy going back in history? Chester Cathedral may not have a time machine, but they do have ‘Medieval Chester Retold', which is coming to the Cathedral from 22 August to 19 September, as part of the Mobility of Objects exhibition. 

Visitors will not only get a chance to see every day medieval objects excavated in and around Chester, but they’ll also discover the awesome stories behind them. In addition, there will be an exciting opportunity to play dress up and see a medieval street in the Chapter House through virtual reality. *

For more information, visit: https://mob.chester.ac.uk

  1. Family Fun 

Entertaining children for six l-o-n-g weeks is a challenge. That’s why Chester Cathedral is happy to help with a series of weekly family workshops.  Get crafty every Tuesday (August 23 and 30 from 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm) with our Education Department. *

  1. Stop and Smell the Roses 

Chester Cathedral
Flowers are medicine for the soul, so roll up a rug and venture into Chester Cathedral’s gorgeous grounds this summer. 

The cloister garden, known as The Garth, provides a particularly peaceful oasis thanks to its seclusion and relaxing water feature complete with sculpture. Stephen Broadbent’s ‘The Water of Life’ illustrates the parable of the Samaritan woman who encounters Jesus at the well. *

* Please note that a summer entry free of £2.50 applies until September 3 (children aged six and under, go free). Charge applies Mon – Sat only, with proceeds going to the Cathedral cause.


Chester Cathedral
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Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is many things to many people: a vibrant community of worship, an ancient abbey, an archaeological treasure, a cultural hub, a centre of musical excellence, a unique blend of modern and medieval history.

Making Tracks 3
Making Tracks 3

Don’t miss your last chance to join Pete Waterman OBE and his Railnuts team for the third and final instalment of Making Tracks at the Cathedral from 26 July to 2 September.



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