Resources for Non-UK Schools
It is essential to book if you are considering a group visit to Rochester Cathedral. This is a very busy building which is closed to groups when services or special events are taking place.
A variety of workshops and trail sheets are available for schools visiting from abroad. All visits can be tailor made to meet your requirements. It may be useful to look also at the KS 1, 2 & 3 Activities and Resources pages as all of the activities listed can be adapted to meet your needs. Trails and guidance notes may be downloaded. Click here for a copy of our current leaflet. Background and travel information, and links to other useful websites can be found on the Teachers’ Page.
Mini-tour - A 30-minute guided look around the cathedral in English followed by 30 minutes to explore self guided. A tour in French is sometimes available. Please contact us to discuss details.
Please also see activities listed on Key Stage 1-4 pages.
Self-Guided Trail Sheets
A member of the Education team will greet you and give a brief introduction the cathedral in English before you begin to explore self guided using one of the following sheets. Please see the Key Stage 1-4 pages for a full list of trail sheets available in English.
French Worksheet - allow 45 minutes to explore this beautiful building. All instructions and questions are in French. Suitable for 11 + years.
German resources - Cathedral Investigator (German translation) - allow 30-45 minutes to complete this sheet which explores the cathedral and gardens and Time Travellers workbook (German translation) - allow 45 minutes to explore this beautiful building. All instructions and questions are in German.
General visit (1 hour in the cathedral using a trail sheet or participating in a workshop only) - £2 per pupil (no charge for accompanying adults)
Additional activity - £1.40 pp
Lunchroom* - £15 per half hour (each lunchroom can accommodate one class of students plus helpers). Once a lunchroom is booked it must be paid for even if not used.
* Please note that our lunchroom is located up a steep flight of stairs. Alternative accommodation is occasionally available. Please phone to discuss details.
Click here for a copy of the HLF Project BrochureHidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions is a project that focuses on the Crypt, Library and the 'hidden collections' in the Cathedral's ownership....