Education Centre

About Us

Innovative Education in an Inspiring Setting

The award winning Education Centre at St Albans Cathedral brings all manner of subjects to life in original and surprising ways. From history, English, maths, art and design, music and RE, our enriching programmes compliment the National Curriculum. Trained teachers lead small groups and instil a sense of wonder, discovery and fun. We work with all ages, faiths and abilities and welcome schools and youth groups from all over the UK and overseas.

All school, college or university groups need to book in with the Education Centre before visiting. Depending on the purpose of your visit and the nature of your activities, there will be a minimum charge of £1.50 per pupil/student. Please call 01727 890212 or email for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pupils to the Cathedral.

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Trails and Workshops for all ages

The Education Centres trails and practical workshops are centred on the building and its history. Using role play, costume, objects and the building itself, pupils encounter the stories of St Albans Cathedral and learn in new and inspiring ways.

They may be humble monks or powerful bishops, silent Victorian children, Roman soldiers far from home or pilgrims at the end of a long journey.

They may witness Alban's martyrdom, survive the Black Death or rise in revolt. They may uncover hidden signs, make a mosaic or try to measure the building with a balloon. A fascinating and thought-provoking day in this magnificent setting can provide new skills, deeper understanding and a stimulus for further study.

Where to find us

St Albans Cathedral Education Centre
Sumpter Yard
St Albans
Hertfordshire AL1 1BY

Tel: 01727 890212


Mission Statement

St Albans Cathedral Education Centre offers the Cathedral as an educational resource reaching across the National Curriculum. Working in partnership with schools, it aims to provide a wide range of trails and workshops to enhance the learning outcomes experienced by pupils through a visit to the Cathedral. Led by a core team of qualified and experienced teachers, we work with groups from across the key stages, from all backgrounds and all levels of ability. We believe in quality teaching for all and develop our trails and workshops so that our visitors enjoy themselves and are enriched, inspired and affirmed in this very special place.

As a Cathedral we are committed to the safeguarding of all the children we work with.


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