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Christmas at the Old Deanery


  • Lincoln Cathedral (map)

An event for all the family during the Christmas Market!

Join us for this free fun-packed family event at Lincoln Cathedral with a rare glimpse inside the historic Old Deanery on Eastgate within the Cathedral grounds, soon to be transformed into the new Visitor Centre as part of the Lincoln Cathedral Connected project.

Be transported back to the Medieval Deanery that once stood here with medieval-themed demonstrations and activities throughout. These include medieval musicians de Mowbray’s Musicke, the Cathedral’s Illuminator Toni Watts, Derek Tindell with his magnificent Birds of Prey and Janet Reade of Forgotten Fare.

Using google technology to bring the long lost buildings back to life, you can experience an amazing virtual tour of both the Medieval Works Chantry and Medieval Deanery. Take a peek into the Cathedral’s medieval past with some of the locally discovered artefacts out on display.

Activities include creating your very own Sparkly Stars and Happy Holly Wreaths and decorating some Gorgeous Gingerbread to take home or to eat! You can listen to stories with a Christmas theme around the tree, sing songs and make a simple decoration to take home as well. There are 4 story times to choose from:  10.30am, 11.30 am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Don’t miss this final opportunity to see the Old Deanery before the great reveal in 2020 and see brand new plans for the exhibition spaces displaying some of the Cathedral’s treasures never before on public display, the interactive Discovery Zone and Learning Centre.

Earlier Event: December 8
Heroes Day this Christmas at Twycross Zoo
Later Event: December 8
Beauty and the Beast