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Opening Times

As a living church, we are open 365 days a year. We warmly welcome you to come and explore and join us for a service.

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With over 70,000 tons of medieval craftsmanship to admire and nearly 800 years of history to explore, we suggest you allow between 1.5 – 3 hours for your visit. If you don’t have that long, you can see most of the highlights in 45 minutes. Occasionally the Cathedral, or parts of it, may need to close or offer restricted access so please check before you travel. We warmly invite you to join one of our services to hear our talented choirs in action – you can find all the information and times you need by clicking on the button below. You can also download our latest event leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see details of restricted access/closures

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Opening hours

Our standard opening hours can be seen in the table below. We suggest arriving at least one hour before closing to make the most of your visit. Please note that we do not have a left luggage facility on site.

 

MONDAY - SATURDAY CATHEDRAL MAGNA CARTA REFECTORY RESTAURANT GIFT SHOP

Summer  

28 March -           30 October

09:00-17:00 09:30-17:00 09:30-17:30 09:30-17:30
         

Winter

31 October -             27 March

09:00-17:00 10:00-16:30 09:30-17:30 09:30-17:30

SUNDAY

CATHEDRAL MAGNA CARTA REFECTORY RESTAURANT GIFT SHOP

Summer

28 March -    30 October

12:00-16:00 11:00-16:00 09:30-17:00 09:30-17:30
         

Winter

31 October -           27 March

12:00-16:00 11:00-16:00 09:30-17:00

09:30-17:30

Restricted access/closures

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. Please remember to check for last minute changes prior to your visit as some events, such as funerals, are only arranged at short notice.

16 February to 19 November 
There will be minor disruption to the Quire aisles due to essential repair work to our Father Willis Organ. During this time there will be a temporary exhibition in the North Transept about this project. Click here for more details. 

Saturday 29 June National Armed Forces Day
All roads leading into Salisbury City will be closed from 6am to 2pm so getting to the Cathedral will not be possible other than using Park & Ride or walking. More information from Wiltshire Council  here

Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July- School Leavers Week
Year 6 pupils from schools across Salisbury Diocese will be taking part in our annual Leavers’ Service Events in the Cathedral. These special days give the pupils a chance to reflect on their time in Primary School through a variety art and drama activities, as they make the transition to secondary school. The day starts with a welcome in the Nave at 10am folowed by various workshops thorught the morning and concludes with a service at 1pm - 2pm. Visitors are welcome throught the morning but are asked to refrain from guding during the Service.

Wednesday 10 July Service in the Nave 2pm – 3.30pm
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to Visitors between 1pm and 3.30pm. The Chapter House will be open as normal.

Friday 12 July
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to visitors between 10.30am – 1pm. The Chapter House will be open as normal.

Sunday 15 December
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to visitors all day. The Chapter House and Magna Carta will be open. Worship will take place as normal.