Peter­Bor­ough’s put on show to

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

Peter­bor­ough’s hid­den won­ders were briefly opened to the pub­lic last week­end as part of the Her­itage Open Days. His­tory en­thu­si­asts had plenty to keep them en­ter­tained on both Satur­day and Sun­day with more than 20 dif­fer­ent events of­fer­ing chances to ex­plore some of city’s most iconic build­ings.

Peter­bor­ough Cathe - dral of­fered guided tours which proved to be very pop­u­lar with the pub­lic, in­clud­ing its re­mark­able li­brary which is tucked away above the cathe­dral’s 14th cen­tury porch.

Other of­fer­ings in­cluded tours of the The Dean­ery Gar­den which in­cludes the re­mains of Peter­bor­ough’s cas­tle, and a rare chance to go in­side the 15th cen­tury Table Hall.

There was also the chance to go in­side The King’s Lodg­ings and see the re­mains of Peter­bor­ough’s me­dieval prison, the royal apart­ments and the room above the cathe­dral gate­way.

Stu­art Orme, head of op­er­a­tions at the cathe­dral, said: “We were re­ally pleased that so many peo­ple came to visit the cathe­dral site dur­ing Her­itage Open Days.

“Both on Satur­day and Sun­day peo­ple took tours and dropped in to see some hid­den spa­ces, or chat­ted t o t he me­dieval knights camped on the cathe­dral green.

“Some of the places we opened up had not been ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic for many years, i f at all, so i t was a great plea­sure to show them to such ap­pre­cia­tive vis­i­tors.

“We have had some very pos­i­tive f eed­back on the week­end and would like to thank ev­ery­one who came, par­tic­u­larly the peo­ple who turned up for the Dean­ery Gar­den tours on Satur­day when it was pour­ing with rain!”

There were many other tours out­side of the cathe­dral as well, in­clud­ing one

Glenys Wass, the col­lec­tions man­ager at Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum show­ing vis­i­tors ar­ti­facts in the vaults.

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