Stained Glass Tours at Wells Cathedral

Fig. 1. Wells Cathedral.

Fig. 1. Wells Cathedral.

Saturday, 5th August 2017, 10.00-11.30 Wells Cathedral houses a spectacular and one of the most substantial collections of Medieval stained glass in England. As part of its series of special interest tours, focusing on various aspects of the church’s art and architecture, over each of the coming months Wells is offering one of three different stained glass tours.

On Saturday, 5th August, ‘Marvels of Medieval Glass’ will highlight the cathedral’s 13th and 14th century glazing. A specialist guide will explain how and why the glass was made, pointing out elements of design, identifying the figures depicted in the glass and outlining the stories narrated by the windows.

Subsequent tours will look at the role of angels depicted in the cathedral’s stained glass (‘The Work of Angels’, Saturday, 2nd September), and offer an overview of the development, design and glass-making techniques illustrated in the Cathedral’s glass collection (‘Chronological Stained Glass’, Tuesday, 17th October).

Each tour lasts one and a half hours, and places need to be pre-booked; maximum tour numbers apply. Tickets, costing £10 per person, can be purchased through the cathedral website.

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