We are pleased to introduce our new visitor backpacks for families to help them explore different aspects of Lincoln Cathedral.
The backpacks, which are free to use as an interactive trail of the Cathedral, will feature five different themes and will contain booklets, information, replica items, puzzles, challenges, and in some cases real artefacts. They are designed to engage families with the Cathedral’s stories, people, archaeology and architecture through activities.
The themes currently include; ‘Animal Adventure’ for three to six-year olds, which is about finding the many animal carvings around the cathedral, and ‘Work, Work, Work’ for six to 11-year olds, which teaches children about how crafts people keep the Cathedral alive today. There will also be a ‘Pilgrimage’ pack, ‘Cathedral Creatures’ and ‘Signs and Symbols’ packs coming soon.
This initiative is an important part of the work we are doing as part of the Connected project to encourage families to visit the Cathedral and to learn about this internationally important building and its rich history.
There are so many parts of the Cathedral that many people won’t have explored yet and these backpacks will allow families to venture deeper into the Cathedral and have fun whilst doing so.
This scheme is part of the exciting education and interpretation programme that we are introducing as part of the Connected project, and we hope that families enjoy using the backpacks.
The backpacks are a permanent feature to the Cathedral and more themes will be introduced in the coming months.
The packs are available on request at the Entry Desk during most opening times.