St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
Learning & Faith
Lifelong learning is a core part of the our work, delivered through a variety of events by St Paul's Institute, and the
Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
History & Collections
For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
Rare and valuable items from the St Paul's Collection will be opened up to a lucky few this August as the
Cathedral takes part in a week-long Hidden Treasures initiative.
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL SUBSCRIBED. Similar future events will be listed here and flagged through the Cathedral's Twitter and Facebook pages.
Designed to celebrate object, archive and library collections in the UK, Hidden Treasures is organised by Collections Trust.
Over the course of a week from 22 - 27 August, Hidden Treasures will see more than
70 institutions around the country open their doors, allowing the public to go behind-the-scenes and see parts of their collections not usually
At St Paul's, as well as seeing some of the Cathedral's hidden treasures up close, from secret storerooms to locked cabinets of
curiosities,visitors will also be able to find out about what goes into caring for them.
Highlights of the tour includes:
Rarely seen objects and archive material from the Cathedral Collections
Talks from specialists on cathedral treasures and how they are used
Details of the care and conservation of various aspects of the Collections
A visit to the Cathedral Library Chamber, home to over 21,500 books reflecting and recording the life and work of St Paul’s Cathedral
Dates and Times St Paul's Cathedral is offering behind the scenes tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
on 22, 23 and 27 August. Booking The event is free. Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential. To book email
with the subject line – Hidden Treasures. Please state the date and time you would like to attend. Accessibility There are 160 steps to negotiate on the tour and may be unsuitable for those with
pre-existing medical conditions or mobility difficulties.
All events are free. Full listing and booking information for every Hidden Treasures event can be found atwww.hiddentreasures.org.uk