Worcester Cathedral will be opening their doors for visitors to experience and explore the building after hours this month.

During the wider 'Light Night Worcester' event, from Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st October, the cathedral will extending its opening hours between 6.30-10pm.

There will be an 'Angels' theme and visitors can expect after hours fun, contemplation, a torchlit angel hunt, atmospheric music and lighting and lots of candles.

An Angels Exhibition will be on display in the Dean's Chapel, as well as a angel carving by the cathedral's very own stonemasons, drama vignettes, atmospheric music and videos at key locations around the site, angel themed crafts for younger visitors and much more.

Visitors are also encouraged to come dressed in angel fancy dress and there will be a fun angel-themed photo wall to share costumes on social using the hashtag #cathedralangels.

The Cloister Café and shop will also be open, and the cathedral bells will be ringing out on all three nights to mark the occasion.

Canon Stephen Edwards said: “We’re so excited to invite visitors to join us for after-hours fun and contemplation, and to see our magnificent building in a whole new way! It’s the time of year when the nights grow darker and it’s just lovely to wrap up warm and explore these treasures on our doorsteps in new and exciting ways.

“There’s plenty to keep all ages entertained, and we look forward to welcoming our visitors to immerse themselves in our angels theme.”

The event is free to attend, donations are appreciated. No pre-booking is necessary.