Salisbury Cathedral’s famous Father Willis organ is being dismantled so it can undergo extensive repair work.
The musical instrument’s at the centre of one of Britain’s most historic sites, but staff say it’s in desperate need of restoration.
After the organ’s been repaired it’ll be reinstalled next year.
The Cathedral says the project is going to cost around £700,000 to complete, so it's been appealing for donations from the public to help towards the cost.
During the work, a special exhibition on the history of the organ is going to be on display.
On the Cathedral's social media accounts, staff have been sharing updates on the project.
Our Assistant Director of Music plays our marvellous Father Willis organ for a final time before it is dismantled for essential repair. It will be re-installed in 2020. pic.twitter.com/vbmsGFdf3U— Salisbury Cathedral (@SalisburyCath) January 22, 2019
Getting ready to remove the first organ pipe. Watch this space... pic.twitter.com/eIxYRafZz1— Salisbury Cathedral (@SalisburyCath) January 22, 2019
Removing the organ pipes, which will be taken to the Harrison and Harrison workshop for repair. https://t.co/HDZ2lJ2PGm— Salisbury Cathedral (@SalisburyCath) January 22, 2019