Making sense of Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey’s special Saturday attraction this week-end was not to be sniffed at.

Sensory Saturday at Bath Abbey.

Well, actually it was, because sniffing the contents of mystery boxes was one activity you were being asked to do.

Little Ellie tries on the gear!

To mark Disabled Access Day, students from Three Ways School – a community special school in Odd Down, Bath – hosted special drop-in sessions offering the chance to explore the church using all five senses.

Did she recognise the floral perfume?

So as well as smell, we had touch, taste, see and hear to cover. That found young people at the altar explaining ‘breaking bread’ while others tackled the significance of ‘The Lord is My Shepherd’ by making sheep.

You were also invited to touch some of the highly coloured garments worn by clergy and listen to the sound of the Abbey choir.

The event was organised by the Abbey’s Interpretation Officer, Dr Oliver Taylor.

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