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Peterborough Heritage Festival activities at the Cathedral 

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Peterborough Heritage Festival is the UK's largest multi-period city centre living history festival and this year takes on the theme of a ‘Festival of Celebrations’ marking 900 years since construction began on the Cathedral building that still stands today.

When:      15th - 17th June
Where:     Cathedral Square and in the Cathedral building
Time:        Various for different events - see below:

‘900 Years of Church Music: a Whistle-Stop Tour’

  • Friday 15th June – 7:30pm

The Cathedral’s Director of Music, Steven Grahl, will be your expert guide (accompanied by the Cathedral choir) through nine centuries of church music – illustrating the creativity and continuity of the English church music tradition. The evening will last around 70 minutes.
Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) please book either

  • Online via Peterborough Cathedral's page at Oundle Box Office.
  • Call Oundle Box Office on 01832 274734.
  • Call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336. 

‘Tower Top Climbs’

  • Saturday 16th June – 10.00am to 4.00pm

There will be a day of special tower top climbs – every hour, on the hour. This will involve a straight climb up the steps of the north-west tower onto the central tower outside, for stunning views across the city.  

Tickets cost £5 or £16 for a group of four. Ages 8+ only. You can book via this link.
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair 

  • Saturday 16th June – 11.00am to 4.00pm – Cathedral Nave

With a Heritage Festival Special, Lou Lou returns to Peterborough with her award-winning vintage fair.
Shoppers can expect a vast array of stalls from some of the UK’s best vintage traders, as well as a classic tea party and a retro hair and make-up salon for those interested in a makeover.  There’s also the chance to buy an outfit for the ‘1940s Themed Party’!
Entry is £2.50 on the door (under 12s go free). For more details, please visit
‘Choral Evensong with Installation of Mayor’

  • Sunday 17th June – 3.30pm

A special service to welcome in the new Mayor of Peterborough.

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