Royal Canterbury: Crown, Cathedral and City Through the Ages – Monday 7th October

View our new exhibition ‘Celebrations and Ceremonies: City, Cathedral and Crown’, featuring objects that will bring to life some of the stories from the history of Canterbury and the Cathedral, and their royal connections.

After viewing the exhibition, a talk will follow in the AV Theatre from Cressida Williams, Cathedral Archivist, telling the story of links between the Cathedral, the City and the Crown through the ages, from the Middle Ages to modern times. This will be illustrated with examples from the historic collections, referring to some of the better known stories such as the dispute between King Henry II and Thomas Becket, but also explore some of the more hidden histories.

Afternoon tea will follow, being served in the Refectory Restaurant at the Lodge.


14:00 – Meet at the Community Studio

14:10-14:30 – Visit exhibition at the Viewing Gallery

14:30-15:30 – Talk in the AV Theatre

15:30-16:30 – Afternoon tea at the Refectory Restaurant


Tickets to this event are £25 per person (10% discount for Friends of Canterbury Cathedral). Pre-payment will be taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable unless we are able to re-sell the places booked. Limited spaces available, booked on a first come first serve basis.

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Call 01227 865350 extension 3, or email to book.

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