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Heritage Open Day: Treasures Revealed

Our annual heritage open day will take place on Saturday 10th September. 

Join us to celebrate Treasures Revealed with access to treasures not usually on display, including an exhibition of our Ceremonial Robes.

If you have got a head for heights you can enjoy a tour of the Bell Tower and take in views of Sheffield not usually seen by the public. You can even try your hand at bell ringing! You can also visit the beautiful Chapter House and learn about the stories contained in its magnificent Christopher Webb stained glass windows.

Introducing Rufus, the Cathedral Mouse

Rufus the mouse

Rufus will be taking Cathedral visitors on a Heritage Treasure Hunt through past times in the life of the City and Cathedral.

Learn about the ancient Sheffield Cross which once stood outside the parish Church. Come and see what it was like to be a Tudor Lord or Lady. Learn how the Monks would create beautiful handwritten and illuminated Bibles and much more besides.

There will be plenty of free craft activities for our younger visitors too!


Entrance is free and all are welcome.


Bell tower tours require a good level of health and fitness as steep spiral stone stairs are involved. There is no disabled access to the bell tower, St George's Chapel or the Crypt Chapel of All Saints.

Additional information

  • Chapter House tour tickets are bookable on the day. Numbers are limited to 30. There will be two talks during the day.
  • Bell Tower tours tickets are bookable on the day. Numbers are limited to 8 per tour. Tours will run every 20-30 minutes between 1100-1300 hours and 1400-1600 hours. Children must be able to walk safely, unaided, up and down the stairs and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sensible footwear must be worn as the stairs are steep and roof surfaces may be slippy and uneven.
  • We reserve the right to cancel Tower tours on the day for safety reasons if the weather is very wet and/or windy.