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York Minster Learning Team

Guildhall, York


Young explorers are encouraged to get hands-on during a visit to York Minster with a range of activities to help them explore the cathedral’s stories and discover fun facts.

Grab a Little Explorer Backpack

Little Explorer Backpacks can be borrowed for free from our welcome desks and are packed with gadgets to help young adventurers explore the Minster including:
I-Spy challenge – can you spot these details around the cathedral?
Binoculars – to see those amazing features up-close
Torch and mirror – to investigate the nooks and crannies
Compass and map – to find your way
Magnifying glass – to spot those hidden details
Coloured pencils and paper – sketch what you see!
Tape measure and pencils – for measuring and recording

Contact information

01904 557224


York Minster Learning Centre, 6 College Street, York, YO1 7JF

Other information

For ages

Minimum age: 3 Years

Maximum age: 17 Years


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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? Yes

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    • Activities And Things To Do / Age 16 to 25
    • Activities And Things To Do / Primary School Age
    • Activities And Things To Do / Secondary School Age
    • Activities And Things To Do / Under 5 Activities

    Last updated

    Last updated: 25/4/2019

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    Monty the Monkey Discovery Trail

    Join Monty the monkey on a discovery trail of York Minster! Ages 5. Normal admission charges apply. No extra cost for trail. (Children under 16 FREE if visiting as part of a family group)


    York Minster


    From 5


    No extra cost. Normal admission charges apply.(Children under 16 FREE if visiting as part of a family group)


    No need to book, simply collect from till point.

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