Visit to See the Magna Carta | Salisbury Cathedral

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1215 Magna Carta

See the best preserved of only four surviving 1215 Magna Carta documents in our family-friendly exhibition.

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1215 Magna Carta

We regret that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Chapter House is currently closed but a high resolution facsimile of Magna Carta is available to view inside the Cathedral.

We are home to the best preserved of only four surviving 1215 Magna Cartas (the others are held at The British Library and Lincoln Castle). The document is displayed in a permanent, interactive exhibition in the magnificent 13th century Chapter House. Our expert guides will help you to understand the making of the document, its connections to Salisbury and its global significance.

Visiting times

You can visit the Magna Carta exhibition:


1 April – 31 October

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00

Sundays: 12:15 – 16.00


1 November – 31 March

Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 16.30

Sundays: 12:15 – 16.00


Visitor access is sometimes restricted, especially during Easter and Christmas. Please check our Closures page for details.