Join us at Hereford Cathedral, as we take part in Disabled Access Day for the first time!

Hereford Cathedral is an inclusive church, welcoming all, and we have been working hard on improving our accessibility. We were recently given the Autism Friendly Award accreditation from NAS - we are the first place of worship in the UK to be given this award!

For Disabled Access Day we will be showcasing our exciting new resources, such as our Sensory Trail and video tours of inaccessible parts of the cathedral. The Activity Officer for our Eastern Cloisters Project will be hosting the recruitment stand, where you can find out about our new volunteer roles. Throughout the day, our Stanbury Chapel will be dedicated as a Quiet Spaces, equipped with holding cross, twiddle muff, and accessible NIV translation of the Bible. Social Stories for Hereford Cathedral are available to download from our website, in advance of your visit.

Just as on every other day, Hereford Cathedral is free to visit, and all are welcome.

We will also be offering three special, one-off activities:

Medieval Manuscripts | 10.30 am - 12pm

Our Cathedral Librarian will welcome visitors into our fully wheelchair accessible Library, giving visitors the opportunity to look through high quality facsimiles of some of the best medieval illuminated manuscript books that there are, including the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Tactile Tour | 11.15 am

Our specially trained Guide will deliver a Tactile Tour of the cathedral, for visitors with visual impairments, highlighting the fascinating history of the building.

Accessibility - where to begin? | 2.30 pm

Our Access Ambassador will be talking about the access work that she has done at the cathedral over the last year, sharing lessons and practical tips for other churches, museums or groups that would like to improve their access but don't know where to start.

Places for these activities are free but limited, so booking your place is essential. Please click the button below to go to the Eventbrite listing for more information about these activities and to book your place.

For full accessibility information about Hereford Cathedral, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]