Heritage Open Days 2020

Discover the Secrets of Beverley Minster

Heritage Open Days

11-13 September

Beverley Minster will be revealing its secrets for Heritage Open Days with tours and creative activities.

Few people know about the secret gardens, the green men carved into the Minster stones or the graffiti left by the pilgrims and sanctuary men.

Secret Garden

Discover the stunning Secret Garden, once part of the extensive Vicar’s garden. Reflect in the beautiful Quiet Garden, part of the Quiet Garden Movement.

Tours will reveal these gardens which are lovingly tended by local volunteers.

No booking required. Run on an on-going basis. Meet at the wooden gate opposite the Tea Cosy in Highgate, Beverley HU17 0DN (map >)

  • Friday 11 September 11.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday 12 September 11.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 13 September 13.00 – 16.00


Minster Green Men and Nature

Tours of the newly re-opened minster will focus on the many Green Men which gaze down on tourists and worshippers. The medieval carvings are full of hidden nature including leaves, acorns and animals. Come and discover their secret meanings. Find out how the Green Man, once considered a pagan symbol, became part of Christian imagery.

Tours run every half hour – maximum 6 people.

  • Friday 11 September 11.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday 12 September 11.00 – 16.00
  • Sunday 13 September 13.00 – 16.00

Yarn Bombing

Celebrate the medieval graffiti done by pilgrims and Sanctuary men with modern day urban yarn bombing. Join our community yarn bombing picnic in the church yard and plan your yarn graffiti for our October Yarn bombing which will take place between Saturday 26 October – Saturday 2 November. Bring a picnic, see original graffiti, and start your knitting or crochet.

Booking Essential – max 25 people (socially distanced).

  • Saturday 12 September 11.00 – 13.00 and 13.00 – 15.00

Visit our Yarn Bombing page >