Southwell Minster with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th century chapter house is one of the under-discovered jewels in the crown of Nottinghamshire and a great little stop to get the kids' imaginations going. It's what you wish to make of it, but a valuable stop whether taken as educational, religious or whimsical.
You can catch a musical interlude at regular occasions featuring one of their 3 musical troops: The Minster Chorale, The Minster Girls' Choir and The Cathedral Choir, which together form the Minster Music Foundation.
New this year is the Full Day Tour, consisting of Introductory Video (half hour); Minster inside Tour (hour and a quarter); Minster External Tour (1 hour); and a State Chamber and Gardens Tour (3 quarters of an hour). Ideal for older types or those wanting an in depth experience of this most beauteous of buildings.
Shorter general Tours of Southwell Minster, with a trained Steward, can be pre-booked via Mrs Nikki Smith in the Minster Office. If a number of visitors are coming informally and do not wish a guide, they still urge you to contact Mrs Smith to make sure there is no event, or rehearsal, in the Minster that might clash with and detract from your planned visit. An excellent audio tour is available for individual visitors to hire from the information desk.
Summer (March - October BST)
Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - dusk
Archbishop's Palace closed 2nd - 4th of September and 12th of December from 13:30 - 15:30.
Donations warmly welcomed.
Yes, there is parking nearby.
No, there are no toilets available.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Southwell Minster has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Yes, Southwell Minster is wheelchair friendly.
No, Southwell Minster have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Southwell Minster has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Anything else I should know?
There is an onsite shop