To celebrate Heritage Week, step inside to see the extraordinary medieval wall paintings Shakespeare’s father helped to cover up…
The Guild Chapel’s painted walls have been hidden for centuries. What’s been – and continues to be – uncovered is one of the most important schemes of medieval wall paintings in northern Europe.
Join our volunteer guides as they talk you through the newly preserved Day of Judgement painting, also known as The Doom, and get a sneak peek behind the panels to reveal what was once the Dance of Death. The incredible detail preserved under layers of paint, is truly remarkable.
The paintings give a rare insight into the colourful and vibrant religious life of the late 15th century before being covered over in the reformation. They tell stories of biblical characters, saints and sinners, heaven and hell, and reflect on the fleeting nature of life.
Join our group tours at midday, every day during Heritage Week. Simply head into the Chapel and you’ll be greeted by our volunteer tour guides there.