Heritage Open Days
A unique chance to visit The Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab at Nottingham Trent University for a talk and hands on demonstration of the techniques used to create a 3D model of St Barnabas Cathedral, designed by Augustus Pugin.
Although much of the rich decoration of the Cathedral has been lost over time with reordering and redecorating, there are still traces which invoke the original atmosphere. Nottingham Trent University have been working with the Cathedral to research the work of renowned architect A.W.N. Pugin. This is a special first-hand account of the latest findings and new discoveries. You will also be invited to participate in a participatory map of sacred spaces in Nottingham, where you can exchange local knowledge on these heritage landmarks across the city.
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To mark the 175th anniversary of St Barnabas Cathedral and the celebrate the work of its architect A.W.N. Pugin, we are taking part in the national Heritage Open Days for the first time!
The Heritage Open Days are England’s largest festival of history and culture, with over 5,00 events taking place across the country. To find out more visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk
New Display and trail leaflet exploring the Cathedral’s history and Gothic-revival style architecture, including the findings of 3D scanning, paint analysis and archive research recently conducted by Nottingham Trent University.
Recommended visit times are 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm, Monday to Fridays. Drop in, no need to book.
Pugin: Lost and Found – Guided Tour
Tours start at 11.15am and 12.45pm
Saturday 21st September
St Barnabas Cathedral (Meet at the South Porch)
An informative guided tour of the Cathedral to explore some of the original and the restored architectural details designed by Pugin, including the beautiful Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Places are limited, so please book via Eventbrite.
St Barnabas Cathedral 175th Birthday
11.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 21st September
St Barnabas Cathedral and Cathedral Hall
All are welcome to join us for an interactive family open day to mark the 175th anniversary. Cathedral volunteer stewards will be on hand and Researchers from Nottingham Trent University will share their latest findings about the original Cathedral decoration. Family trail available plus Pugin-inspired crafts and activities - suitable for all ages and abilities!
Refreshments will be available
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