Peterborough Cathedral is conducting its first ever large scale survey to find out what visitors think about the experience of looking around the Cathedral or attending a service or event.
“The Cathedral is one of the top visitor attractions in Peterborough but we don’t want to take that for granted,” said Stuart Orme, Head of Operations. “We want to find out what people most enjoy about their time at the Cathedral and what we could do to make that experience even better. We also want to hear from people who have never visited before and find out why, and what might persuade them to do so.”
Until recently Peterborough Cathedral has been visited by around 60,000 people annually, but this number has fallen over the last couple of years whilst substantial building works have been underway to improve access to the main entrance and convert two listed buildings in the Precincts into a Visitor and Learning Centre.
The information gained from the survey will help the Cathedral to ensure that it offers the best possible welcome to visitors, especially as it prepares to welcome many more for its 900th anniversary in 2018.
“We need your views, so please fill in the survey and tell your friends about it,” said Stuart. In the coming weeks it is hoped to translate the survey into some of the community languages spoken in Peterborough, to ensure that as wide a range of views as possible is included.
Complete the survey
Staff and volunteers from the Cathedral will be running through the brief survey with visitors on site over the summer months, but it is also available to complete online at www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/home/survey.aspx.
Win a prize
Anyone who completes the survey can be entered into a prize draw and could win £50 to spend at Queensgate Shopping Centre, dinner for two at Orton Hall Hotel or a Cathedral tour of their choice for six, followed by afternoon tea. There are also six signed copies of Alison Weir’s new novel Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen to give away.