Becket and Canterbury

The pages below bring to life the story of St Thomas Becket, its importance to the city of Canterbury, and the rich history of medieval pilgrimage.

3D recreations, images, introductory texts and extracts from contemporary accounts, enable you to enter into medieval pilgrimage experience and understand how Becket's story shaped the cathedral and city and still draws hundreds of thousands of visitors today.

Downloadable education resources designed for Key Stages 3 & 4 are included in the Education section.