Non UK – Activities and Resources

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 Key Stage 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. A copy of our current leaflet, background and travel information, and links to other useful websites can be found on the Teachers’ page.

Many schools plan cross-site visits combining a trip to the cathedral with a visit to the castle, Guildhall Museum, Eastgate House or the Huguenot Museum. Speak to our Learning Team about linked programmes.


Visits cost £2.40 per hour, £4.00 for up to 2 hours and £5.40 per day. Costs are the same for guided / self-guided visits. All prices include VAT.

All visits need to be pre-booked. Entry cannot be guaranteed without prior booking.

We have two lunchrooms with capacity for approx 30 students each. Lunchrooms need to be pre-booked and cost £18 per half hour per room include VAT.

Please note that our lunchrooms are located up a steep flight of stairs. Alternative accommodation is occasionally available. Please phone to discuss details.


Interactive History Tour A 45 minute guided look around the cathedral in English. A tour in French or German 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 Learning Team will greet you and give a brief introduction to 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.

- Teachers’ Notes for this workbook

Cathedral Investigator (German translation) Allow 30-45 minutes to complete this sheet which explores the cathedral and gardens.

Teachers’ Notes in English for this sheet