On Saturday 10th September nearly 1,500 people visited Sheffield Cathedral for our Heritage Open Day.
History came alive with the help of the many young families who participated and we were excited to introduce Rufus the Cathedral Mouse. Rufus took us on a Heritage Treasure hunt and appeared in different guises, from the first Saxon Church, to the Monks who illuminated a hand written bible where you could try your hand at making an illuminated bookmark. Rufus appeared as a Tudor Lord in the Shrewsbury Chapel where images of the famous Talbot dog were to be found and counted.
A most popular activity was to dress up as a Bishop with robe and mitre, young and old enjoyed this. We learnt about the stained glass windows, ancient and modern and were able to make their own small window to take home as a souvenir.
The prize at the end of the Treasure Hunt was a chocolate mouse!
It was a wonderful day as people were able to experience the many wonderful historic treasures and also learn about the life and work of the Cathedral today.