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Please note that the Cathedral will be closed to visitors on Saturday 29 February - please click here for more information about opening times.

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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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Opening Times

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.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see details of dates and times where access might be restricted due to major services, special events or restoration work.

 

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

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.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 here.

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.


Thursday 27 February and Monday 30 March: Organ restoration
Visitor access in and around the Quire, Spire Crossing and part of the Nave will be restricted to manage noise levels whilst critical work is undertaken on our newly restored organ. Timings for some scheduled demonstrations and tours may have changed. 

Saturday 29th February 
The Cathedral will be Closed all day to sightseeing and there will be no access to the Close.

Monday 2nd March
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to sightseeing until 1pm. The Shop, Refectory and Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal.

Wednesday 4th March
The Cathedral, Chapter House, Shop and Refectory will be closed to sighteeing from 12noon with recommended last entry at 11am.

Thursday 19 March
The Cathedral Floor will open to sightseeing from 10.15. The Shop, Refectory and Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal. 

Friday 27 March 
The Cathedral Floor will be open to sightseeing from 12.30. The Shop, Refectory and Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal.

Thursday 9 April - Maundy Thursday
The Cathedral Floor and Chapter House will open for sightseeing from 1.30pm. This is a day for quiet reflection so no guiding or commentary is permitted.

Friday 10 April - Good Friday
The Cathedral Floor will be closed for sightseeing all day. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open from 10am - 4pm. Everyone is welcome to join the services.

Saturday 11 April - Easter Eve
Sightseers are welcome, this is a day for quiet reflection so no guiding or commentary is permitted. The Cathedral Floor and Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 4pm in preparation for an earlier service.

Sunday 12 April - Easter Day
The Cathedral Floor and Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open for sightseeing between 12 and 2.15pm.

Thursday 30 April
The Cathedral Floor and Chapter House will be closed to sightseeing all day.

Friday 1 May
A Founders Day service will take place between 11.30 and 12.30. Sightseeing at the West End will be possible but there will be restricted access to the rest of the Cathedral Floor until 12.45 with no guided tours or commentary permitted. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal.

Sunday 3 May
The Cathedral Floor and Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open to visitors between 12 and 2.15pm.

Saturday 9 May
Reunion Service between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Cathedral Floor will be open to sightseeing throughout the service but there will be no access to the Spire Crossing with no guided tours or commentary from 2pm.

Saturday 27 June
The East End of the Cathedral will close to sightseeing at 3pm with the rest of the Cathedral Floor closing at 3.45pm.The Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 3.30pm

 

Demonstrations

Access to the Chapter House with Magna Carta and cloisters will be as normal. Please click here for more information about the organ restoration work.