Adult Visitors

Guided Tours, Workshops and Talks 


Visitors of all faiths and none are welcome to Bradford Cathedral. Whether your group has a special or general interest, you will find a warm welcome here in this unique building with a history dating back some 1,300 years.

The Cathedral has a wealth of stories to tell. The heritage of the City is revealed through this sacred space, its artwork, objects, windows and architecture. The Education Team can unlock the secrets of Bradford’s past, with its long history of peace, conflict and change through one of a number of talks, workshops or guided tours of the Cathedral. We can adapt sessions or arrange a bespoke tour or talk, so that it reflects a group's particular interests. Please contact the Education Team to discuss your requirements.

Cost of guided tours, workshops and talks

There is no fixed charge, however we suggest that wherever possible a nominal donation of £2.50 per person, per visit is made. Tea, coffee and biscuits may be provided for adult groups and a voluntary donation towards this is always most welcome. Please notify the Education Team at the time of booking if refreshments are required.

World War I and the Memorial Bells

LotteryThis session explores the history of the bells in the Cathedral and compare the use of bells, to the use of call and response in other religious traditions. It features artefacts, documents and exhibition materials that provide evidence about  World War I, the Cathedral's Memorial Bells and the story of Bradford bell ringer Joe Hardcastle. 

Reflection, Contemplation and Response

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Should you wish to bring a group to spend quiet reflective or contemplative time in the Cathedral, please book in advance with the Education team, so that they may adequately facilitate this experience.




Families, Individual Visitors and Pilgrims

Bradford Cathedral is:

'Peaceful, beautiful, friendly, welcoming. It has a special atmosphere'.

Individual visitors and pilgrims are always welcome in the Cathedral and its Chapels. 

All families are welcome here  to explore the Cathedral. Specific family orientated activities are planned for certain days during the half term holidays and to mark special times of the Christian year, for example Easter, Pentecost and Christmas.