An AR portrait of the Notre Dame De Paris during construction

Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition

Date Time Location Price
7th February - 1st June 2024 10:00am - 3:00pm Chapter House Included in the price of admission (booking required) Buy Abbey and exhibition tickets

Immerse yourself in the history and spectacle of Notre Dame de Paris in the UK’s only location for this world touring interactive exhibition.

About the exhibition

Explore the story of the French gothic masterpiece, Notre Dame de Paris (Our Lady of Paris) from its earliest origins in the 12th century and its illustrious 850-year history to its painstaking restoration following the devastating fire of 2019.

This exhibition is an immersive and interactive journey through Notre Dame’s past including the lavish wedding of King Henri IV, the glittering coronation of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the 19th century construction of Notre-Dame’s iconic spire of Viollet-le-Duc, which was tragically destroyed by the fire. The skill, artistry and vision over the ages of its architects, craftsmen and builders, and the 21st century experts who are bringing it back to its former glory are brought to life in the show.

Watch: Notre Dame de Paris exhibition trailer

Upon entry you will be given a HistoPad™—a portable, touch-screen tablet to show you key moments in Notre-Dame’s history and restoration. Accessible to all ages and levels of technological savvy, it is in 13 languages and includes a virtual treasure hunt for children, and onboard selfie studio.

The HistoPad™ tour will take place in the Abbey’s 13th century Chapter House and envelop you in a multi-sensory experience—including audio of the cathedral’s organ and tolling bells, a full-size replica of one of the structure’s famed chimera statues, and a projection of one of Notre-Dame’s iconic rose windows, which survived the fire.

Created by digital heritage specialists, Histovery, in collaboration with Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris, and supported by L’Oréal Groupe.

Accessibility 

There is only stepped access to the Chapter House, please consider this when making any booking to this exhibition. Find out more about accessibility access to the Chapter House

Ticketing information

The exhibition is free but you will need to book a slot when purchasing your tickets to the Abbey.

Exhibition tickets are released in conjunction with Abbey tickets, up to two months prior.

Association member

If you are a member you can get your tickets via:
Make sure to quote your membership number. You will then be given details about how to book your ticket.

Fraternité season

This exhibition is part of Fraternité, a spring season of events at the Abbey celebrating the links between the UK and France with music, talks and events. More details announced soon.