Canterbury Cathedral seeks exhibition designer as part of wide-ranging design overhaul

The cathedral is looking to develop its Canterbury Journey project, which will see a new visitor centre open and other elements overhauled.


Image by flickr user Robyn Cox
Image by flickr user Robyn Cox

Canterbury Cathedral is seeking an exhibition designer to work on its Canterbury Journey project – a wide-ranging series of improvements and design projects at the cathedral.

The Canterbury Journey initiative is being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the cathedral is currently seeking Round Two funding to funding to take the project forward.

As part of the project the cathedral plans to open a new Welcome Centre on Canterbury’s Buttermarket, which will “bring the cathedral into the heart of the city”.

This will feature interpretation elements as well as information on events and activities.

The cathedral says that its current welcome facilities will be developed into a café, community area and terrace with a view of the cathedral building.

The project will also involve improvement to landscaping and conservation work on the cathedral’s Christ Church Gate.

The cathedral says: “New trails will guide visitors through the Cathedral and its newly landscaped Precincts, interpreting their journey and revealing unseen treasures from Canterbury’s past.”

According to the cathedral, the project will “radically transform the accessibility and sustainability” of the building.

It adds: “It will safeguard an iconic building which embodies England’s story, increase the number and broaden the range of those who journey to it, and enrich their experience.”

The cathedral says it is seeking an exhibition designer “to progress the design of exhibition and interpretation elements of the Canterbury Journey as part of the projects Round Two application to the Heritage Lottery Fund”. The project is valued at £200,000-£400,000.

Should the funding application be successful, the cathedral says there will be a separate tender to turn the plans into reality.

The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 18 May. For more information, visit

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