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Occasionally the Cathedral, or parts of it, may need to close or only offer restricted access for a service, special event or day to day maintenance. We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, as we know that people travel long distances to visit us. As soon as we know about a closure it will be posted below. Please remember to check for last minute changes prior to your visit as some events, such as funerals, are only arranged at short notice.

Sunday 21 December - Cathedral Carol Service at 5pm   
The Cathedral will close to visitors at 2pm.

Monday 22 December - Cathedral Carol Service at 7pm 
The Cathedral will close to visitors at 3pm.

Wednesday 24 December - A Family Service for Christmas Eve at 4pm   
The Cathedral will close to visitors at 2.30pm.

Thursday 25 December - Services            
The Cathedral will be open for visitors between 12 noon and 1.45pm. The shop & refectory will be closed all day. The Chapter House will be closed.

Friday 26 December – Friday 2 January - Evening Prayer
The East end of the Cathedral will be closed to visitors at 3.30pm and the Cathedral will close at 4.30pm.


5 January 2015- 6 March 2015 - Temporary Closure of Cathedral Chapter House 

Due to the installation of our new interactive exhibition in the Chapter House, Magna Carta will not be on display for a brief period in 2015. During this time our original 1215 document will be professionally conserved and will not be on display until the Chapter House re-opens March 2015. A facsimile of Magna Carta with interpretation will be on display in the Morning Chapel during this period.