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Unique opportunity to photograph the Nave of Durham Cathedral

todayMay 19, 2017 21

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The vast Nave of the Cathedral is clear of its usual pews and seating which are being returned on Saturday 13 May.

For one day only on Friday 12 May, visitors to Durham Cathedral will be able to take photographs of the interior of the Cathedral during normal opening hours. 

This will allow visitors to capture the classic image of the Cathedral’s huge pillars, famous stone vaulted ceiling and the Rose Window with a floor clear of furniture.  

Wooden pews were an invention of the Victorian era.  In the medieval period the Nave was where ordinary people stood with no seating in place.  Although there are now pews and seats, the Nave continues as a place for the majority of the congregation and audience when used for a service, concert or special event. Medieval worship was led from the Quire with only clergy or members of monastic communities having access.  

Photography permits are available at £5 for use during 9.30am and 4.00pm (last sale at 3.30pm). 

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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