Additional tickets released for the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour at Lichfield Cathedral

Wed, 29/06/2011 - 11:24

 A golden opportunity this summer at Lichfield Cathedral

Due to the high demand by the general public to obtain tickets for the ‘Anglo Saxon Footsteps’ daytime tours, a further 92 tickets have been released and are now available through the Garrick Box Office (01543 412121 or www.lichfieldgarrick.com). These forty five minute tours are ideal for young and old (suitable for visitors aged 5 and upwards) and a perfect day out for the grandchildren. Visitors will walk in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons to discover the origins of the Cathedral and enjoy its stories this summer holiday.

Daily tours will be at 10.30am (except on Wednesdays and Sundays) and 2pm (every day) for groups of up to 20. These tickets come with default timed entry to the hoard exhibition at 11.20am and 2.40pm respectively. Tickets are £5 per person including children.

Canon Pete Wilcox, Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral commented:

We have been overwhelmed with the very positive and enthusiastic response to the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour coming to the City of Lichfield and we have taken the decision to offer more tickets for the very popular ‘Anglo Saxon Footsteps’ tours, which have proved particularly popular for the summer break”.

Tickets for the Evening Experience Tours (£15 per person) and also the free timed entry tours are also still available from the Garrick Box Office but dates are also becoming limited. For latest news please visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org or www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk The Tour will also come to Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford from July 2nd until July 24th and finish at Tamworth Castle from 27th August until 18th September.

Staffordshire Hoard on Tour bookings

 

Three Different Tour Experiences:

The Hoard exhibition will be open to the general public free of charge in the Chapter House and will be accompanied by special Anglo Saxon tours. There will be three types of tour experience available:

  1. Timed Entry Tours (40 minutes) – free of charge

This tour includes general admission to the Staffordshire Hoard for up to 30 people. Tickets enable access to the exhibition every 20 minutes from 10am to 4.40pm Monday to Friday (last entry at 4.20pm), 9am to 4.40pm on Saturdays (last entry at 4.20pm) and 12.20pm to 2.40pm on Sundays (last entry 2.20pm).

  1. ‘In Anglo Saxon Footsteps’ - Daytime Story Telling and Tour (45 minutes) – £5 per person

An experience especially suitable for visitors aged 5 and upwards. Walk in the shoes of the Anglo Saxons and enjoy story telling this summer holiday. Tales for young and old.

Daily tours at 10.30am (except on Wednesdays and Sundays) and 2pm (every day) will be available for groups of up to 20. Please note that tickets will be available for the timed entry tours but this is not part of the Anglo Saxon tour. Therefore guests on the 10.30am Anglo Saxon tours can attend the 11.10am timed entry tour for the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition and guests on the 2pm tour can attend the 2.40pm tour.

  1. Staffordshire Hoard Evening Experience Tours (90 minutes) - £15 per person

Outside ordinary opening hours, the Cathedral is offering groups exclusive access to the exhibition, for up to 30 people at a time.  A guided tour of the Cathedral (including its own great Anglo Saxon artefacts, the St Chad Gospels and the Lichfield Angel) fills out the story of the Staffordshire Hoard.  Please note that this tour will only be dedicated to one organisation if all 30 places are taken.  There will be two tours every evening (7pm and 8.30pm) from Monday 1st August until Sunday 21st August.

Ticket bookings:

Tickets for all three experiences are available from the Lichfield Garrick as follows:

In person: The Box Office is located in the Lichfield Garrick foyer and is open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm. The address of the Box Office is Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR.

Please note that tickets can be collected from the Garrick Theatre or posted out (£1 for postage) up to two days before the timed entry date. Tickets may (and after two working days before the timed entry must) be collected from a desk in the north transept in Lichfield Cathedral.

By phone: Call the Lichfield Garrick Box Office on 01543 412121. Open Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm and until 9.30pm on performance days.

Online: Bookings for In Anglo Saxon Footsteps Tours and Exclusive Evening Tours can be made on-line at www.lichfieldgarrick.com 24/7 using your debit or credit card. Simply select Book on the Staffordshire Hoard section and follow the on-screen instructions. Please note, online bookings carry a £1 transaction fee.

For updates on the plans for the temporary touring exhibition visit www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk or www.lichfield-cathedral.org/news

For ticket information or queries please contact the Lichfield Garrick Box Office on 01543 412121.