The Knife Angel will be located outside at the West End of Hereford Cathedral from 14 June 2021. 

It is a National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, and  is a stunning 27ft, 3.5 ton, sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. 

Originating from The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry and created by sculptor Alfie Bradley, it has been on tour of towns and cities around Britain raising awareness of the issues of knife crime and all forms of violence and aggression.

Visiting the Knife Angel

The sculpture will be free to visit and booking is not required. We ask all visitors to adhere to the guidance on display during their visit including following the one-way system around the sculpture. Download a visitor information leaflet here.

Workshops & other events

During the Knife Angel’s visit, the Knife Angel Hereford team will run a series of workshops and interactive events. It is envisaged that this initiative will continue after the Knife Angel leaves Hereford. 

To download the full workshop list (pdf) click here.

Group Visits

If you would like to bring a large group or arrange an educational visit around the Knife Angel, please email [email protected]so that we can help you plan your visit.

For more information on the Knife Angel and the Knife Angel Hereford team, please visit: