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Educational Visits


Lancaster Priory provides a broad, diverse and exciting education programme seeking to provide opportunities for people to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and what it means for today. Lancaster Priory is for people of all ages, regardless of their level of knowledge or passion.

Every year Lancaster Priory supports primary schools with a programme of workshops which take place right here in our Church – and we hope to continue to support this wonderful programme for many years to come.

Plus as well as these workshops we also have a Primary School Music outreach programme, run by our Director of Music to inspire young children to sing and learn about music, and an Artist-in-Residence.

We welcome visits from schools to Lancaster Priory. We can provide activities for school groups of all ages, tailored to meet your needs. Please contact us in advance on 01524 65338 (Tuesday-Thursday) or  email us to arrange your visit.

Primary Schools

For younger groups we can give a taste of life in a Benedictine Monastery. Children will learn what life was like for a young person joining a medieval monastery. They can wear a simple version of a monastic habit, as well as to learn how to sing plainsong, illuminate a manuscript. What makes this very special is that this takes place on the very site where medieval monks once lived and worked and worshipped.

RE Curriculum

Bespoke workshops can be designed especially for your class to support your RE or history curriculum. Please let us know your needs and we will plan a workshop for you.

Christmas Journey Workshop

Come and listen to the retelling of the Christmas story through a variety of creative activities using features of the Priory for inspiration. This workshop is aimed at years 1 and 2.

Easter Workshop

Alongside Easter themed creative activities, we will retell the Easter story.

Secondary Schools

For older groups, the time can be spent learning the local history from tablets, gravestones, and memorials, or studying the art and history of the many centuries which the Priory has witnessed. They can see the font on which medieval warriors sharpened their swords, the gravestone for a Crusader’s heart, as well as many other items from the Priory’s long history. There are also opportunities to learn about music here, both choral and organ music. All visits to the Priory can be combined with a visit to Lancaster Castle, or any of the other museums such as the Judge’s Lodgings or the Maritime Museum.

Please contact us in advance on 01524 65338 (Tuesday-Thursday) or  email us to arrange your visit.