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Free demonstrations

See the world’s oldest clock in action and watch our skilled stonemasons at work.

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Free demonstrations

World’s oldest clock

Come and see the world’s oldest working mechanical clock in action. The clock was made of hand-wrought iron in or before 1386. Although it has ticked for centuries, its bell is usually silent. An expert guide gives a short talk and releases the striking mechanism so you can hear it ring – just as visitors in medieval times did!

Every Tuesday and Thursday after 11am, all year round.

Meet our stonemasons

Visit the cloisters and watch our stonemasons hard at work. It’s a sight to behold! These amazing craftspeople use age-old skills to conserve and maintain the stunning building.

Every Tuesday from April – October 2018 between 10:30 - 16:00