We are celebrating Heritage Open Day's 2021 theme of 'Edible England' with a series of delectable flora and food inspired activities held in our beautiful Cloisters.

On Saturday 18 September, pre-booked visitors can explore the culinary Cloisters and historic gardens which originally were filled with fruit trees, herbs, vegetables and hops used to nourish the resident Vicars Choral. We will be celebrating our local food and agricultural history with a display of treasures from our archives, a historical reimagining experience and family-friendly activities! 

If you aren't able to attend today's event don't worry as you can take part from home!

Archivist Talk

Archivist Elizabeth Semper O'Keefe shares a brief culinary history of Hereford Cathedral in the below video.

Food & Drink Trail

Find the food and agriculture themed items in the cathedral - and outside! Print off this leaflet and bring in another day to explore

Download the trail pdf here 

Make your own fabric pomander

Visitors to Heritage Open Days in the Cloisters today will have the opportunity to make a fabric pomander using locally grown herbs. Download the instruction sheet below and make one at home - you can find a video guide on our social media channels! 

Download the instruction sheet here