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.
In order to share the Cathedral's history with as many people as possible, the Collections department will now have their own bespoke Twitter
account, @StPaulsColls, through which they will give followers a unique glimpse into
the valuable preservation and conservation work which takes place at St Paul's.
The Collections department preserves and provides access to the unique historic collections of the Cathedral, including a library
containing more than 21,000 ecclesiastical works; an archive containing records relating to the architecture of Wren's building; a
significant object collection pertaining to the fabric including paintings, stonework and models; and a conservation studio allowing
damaged items within the Collections to be assessed and conserved.
To help promote these unique collections and to engage with new audiences, the Collections department will now post information about
latest collections news, recent acquisitions, tour visits, object highlights, volunteer activity, and much more.
Simon Carter, Head of Collections, said: "Tweeting this surprising and inspiring aspect of the life of the Cathedral will help to share the
Collections as widely as possible. We look forward to revealing the richness of the Collections and forging connections with new