The Becket Connection


Building upon the Pilgrimage and England’s Cathedrals project (2014-2017), the Becket Connection explored in more detail the historical cathedral city and UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury. The triple anniversary in 2020 of St Thomas Becket’s birth, martyrdom and translation to Canterbury Cathedral is accompanied by a comprehensive programme of events and exhibitions relating to this famous and controversial figure of the Middle Ages. The Becket Connection aimed to foster collaboration and innovation to present this fascinating story to visitors to the city.

The project brought together partners from Canterbury’s heritage, business and tourism sectors, including Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Visit Canterbury, Canterbury Museums and Canterbury BID, producing a fully-realised digital visualisation of Canterbury in c.1450 alongside teaching and online resources to support further learning.