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There will be restricted access to the quire until 31 August. Please click here for more information. 

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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

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 dates and time where access might be restricted due to major services or special events.

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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 14 September
The Chapter House with Magna Carta will close at 3.15pm.

Thursday 19 September - School Speech Day 3pm - 5pm
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to sightseeing from 2.15pm. Recommended last entry is 1.30pm. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal.

Saturday 28 September - Admission & Licencing of Lay Ministers in the Nave, 11am - 12.30pm
The Cathedral Floor will be closed to Sightseeing between 10.15am and 12.45pm. The Chapter House with Magna Carta will be open as normal. Visitors are very welcome to attend the Service.

Friday 25 October - Wiltshire College Graduation
The Cathedral Floor is closed to visitors until 1.15pm. The Chapter House is open as normal.

Friday 6  December
The Cathedral will be closed for sightseeing all day as there is a performance of the The Snowman - tickets available.  Worship will take place as normal.  

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