The Exploring Beverley Minster tour takes place on

Wednesdays at 11.00 and Saturdays at  13.00.

The Roof Tour Experience takes place on Saturdays at 11.00 and 14.00.

Also on Wednesdays at 13.00.


NB Some dates may be unavailable due to other events taking place in the Minster

On the tour our guide will tell you the story of St John of Beverley and how tradition has it that he influenced King Athelstan to give Beverley the ‘right of sanctuary’. You will see medieval stained glass, the Saxon fridstool and the Norman font. Your guide will explain why a relatively small town has a parish church that is larger than many cathedrals.


Tour guides are not able to accept payment

Day and time: The Exploring Beverley Minster tour takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00 and Saturdays at 13.00. NB Some dates and times may not be available due to other events taking place in the Minster.

Duration: about 50 minutes.  

Price: £6.00. Number of places: 10

Accessibility: accessible throughout 

On our Roof Tour you will be escorted up a medieval spiral staircase, with 113 steps, to the rafters of the roof. You will be able to take in the view to the north and to the south through our ‘wheel’ windows. You will be shown our treadwheel and the central boss will be lifted to reveal a stunning view of the floor below. 


Tour guides are not able to accept payment

Using a Roof Tour voucher
If you want to redeem a voucher you have been given for a Roof Tour,
please contact with your preferred Saturday date.
We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Day and time: Saturdays at 11.00 and 14.00; Wednesdays at 13.00. (please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to sign your agreement to our terms and conditions)

Duration: 90 minutes

Number of places: 13

Price: £10.00 + booking fee 

Age restriction: over 8 years (for insurance reasons) 

Accessibility: please see the terms and conditions below

Refund Policy: see Eventbrite policy

Terms and conditions:

There are some uneven floor surfaces. For safety reasons please wear suitable footwear – no open-toed sandals/flip-flops. 

There are 113 steps to climb in a narrow space on the roof tour.

Please make your own assessment of your suitability for this tour. It is not recommended for people with heart or breathing problems, or who may suffer from anxiety in narrow spaces. Note: For your safety the tour area is fully enclosed and all areas have secure barriers. 

At their discretion, tour guides may refuse entry on health and safety grounds.

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School group visits

We welcome school groups and bespoke activities will be discussed with the school organiser to ensure that the required aspects of the curriculum are covered. We invite teachers to lead their own activities using the resources developed as part of our Sanctuary Project and which are available to download or to view.

Bespoke group tours

We offer bespoke tours for groups and they are available during our normal opening times (provided no other events or services are taking place). Please book well in advance.

Contact our Administration Manager here

Tourist groups with guide

For groups bringing their own guides a fee of £30 is required in advance and booking is essential.