Worcester Cathedral’s newest oldest venue is open for business

12th Oct

Worcester Cathedral is celebrating the much-anticipated launch of its newest oldest space for inspiration and discovery, the Undercroft Learning Centre.

During 2019 and 2020, and thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other generous donors, the project got under way at the cathedral. A team of skilled craftspeople set to work converting the Undercroft, the 900-year-old former monastic storage rooms, into a space to be used by schools, community groups and businesses.

Included in the events package is a welcome from a cathedral staff member and a member of staff on hand throughout; an optional short talk on the history of the Undercroft and its role in the cathedral; discounts at the Cloister Café; parking space for event organisers (subject to availability); free Wi-Fi; and two TV screens with HDMI access and sound system including microphones.

There are network and electrical access points throughout, furniture setup to meet requirements, urns, coffee machines and cups available for refreshment.

The project and launch suffered several delays due to the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, but it is now up and running and the team is hosting a series of open days to showcase the new space. 

Those interested in learning more about it can attend one of the Undercroft open days, between 10am and 4pm on: Wednesday, October 13, Monday, November 1, and Monday, November 15.

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