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Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral Treasury Museum

Carlisle Cathedral Treasury Museum

 
 

    Cathedral

    Contact

    Wendy Murrell or Head Verger

    01228 548151

    Address

    The Abbey,
    Carlisle,
    CA3 8TZ

    Events at this Venue

    date event
    Sat 13 - Sun 28 Sep Robin Oliver: C Art Exhibition
    Wed 1 Oct The Sixteen's Choral Pilgrimage 2014

    Details

    The Cathedral, founded in 1122 and battered by centuries of Border warfare, was built for the glory of God, and services have been said and sung daily in it for nearly 900 years.
    Items of special interest include the East Window, with its tracery containing some very fine 14thC stained glass and the Brougham Triptych, a magnificent 16thC carved Flemish altar-piece in St Wilfrid's Chapel. There is an interesting 14thC barrel vaulted painted ceiling above the choir stalls and in the north and south aisles medieval paintings depict the Life of St Augustine, the Legends of St Cuthbert and St Anthony and the figures of the twelve apostles. The carved capitals of the columns in the Choir represent activities associated with the months of the year and the early 15thC choir stalls and misericords are notable examples of medieval carving. The Cathedral's stained glass dates from the 14th to the late 20thC.
    The Treasury contains a fine display of Cathedral and Diocesan silver and treasures, illustrating the story of Christians in Cumbria through the centuries

    For further details see www.carlislecathedral.org.uk

    Coach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

    Disabled access to most of the cathedral, shop and treasury. No current disabled access to restaurant or conference facilities. Accesible toilet in the grounds.

    Opening details

    Times given when the building is open. There may be some restrictions on visitor movement during service times.

    Prices

    Donation suggested £5.00 per adult. Tours £3.55 ordinary or £4.65 special interest (plus VAT) per head.

    Facilities

    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
    • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Disabled access to most of the cathedral, shop and treasury. No current disabled access to restaurant or conference facilities. Accesible toilet in the grounds.

    Location

    Directions

    Plan route to Carlisle Cathedral using TransportDirect.infoPlan route using TransportDirect.info

    Map reference: NY 399559  Lat: 54.89419 Long: -2.93856

    From M6 jct 43 then follow signs to city centre car parks. Street signs direct visitors to the Cathedral in the city centre.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station