A series of consultations are beginning over improvements to Sheffield Cathedral, which has been given a £32,000 lottery grant.
Business leaders and the public will be asked for their views on what could make the listed building better.
The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been awarded to help develop a bid for £980,000 grant.
Proposals include major improvements to access and new exhibitions to bring to life the cathedral's history.
The cathedral has two years to submit more detailed plans to the HLF and apply for the full grant.
It is the oldest building in the city, with the majority of the structure dating from 1430, although stones from an earlier Norman church can be seen in the east wall.