Take a 3D tour of Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral has introduced a new initiative to help people explore the cathedral online.

The cathedral has used technology to keep the public engaged in its activities since closing due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions, launching a virtual prayer wall and also hosting more than 60 live-streamed or pre-recorded videos.

The latest venture is a 3D Virtual Tour of the cathedral, allowing people from all over the world to explore the cathedral at their own pace.

The tour has been created by Lichfield-based UK Surveyors, experts in 3D virtual tours, who digitally mapped the internal and external areas of the cathedral from multiple angles.

The virtual tour will include key points of interest, an opportunity to explore St Chad's Head Chapel and hear a piece of organ music and view the organ loft.

The different areas of the cathedral will be available to view on the tour

Rev Adrian Dorber, the dean of Lichfield, said he was delighted that the cathedral could offer a virtual tour to the public.

He said: "These last few weeks have been challenging, as we’ve learnt to live, worship and socialise in a different way.

"Like many of our regular visitors and worshippers, I have missed taking a walk around the cathedral and soaking up the atmosphere of this sacred site.

"I am delighted that we are able to offer a virtual tour so that people can access the majesty of the cathedral and the services we have to offer to the wider community."

To take the 3D virtual tour of Lichfield Cathedral, go to lichfield-cathedral.org/visit-the-cathedral/a-virtual-visit, where a guide will be provided on getting the most out the visit.

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