Group Visits

Whether your group is looking for an undiscovered gem of a place with a great tea room, a family friendly day out, or a specialist tour for those interested in history or architecture, Peterborough Cathedral has much to offer visiting groups.

Due to the busy programme of the Cathedral, groups of 10 or above should always book their visit in advance.

A special programme is offered to visiting schools. For full details see our Learning in Inspiring Spaces webpage for schools.

Group tours

Groups of 10 or more must book their visit, for those wanting to book a guided experience we will organise a tailor-made guided tour. These special tours will dig deeper into the history of the Cathedral, the stories of people remembered here and focus on specific features.

Visit our Group Tours page for more information or click here to book.


Sundays, the carvery restaurant and tea room, is located in the Becket Chapel opposite the Cathedral and serves breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. Its opening hours are:

Tuesday to Saturday      
9.30am to 11.30am         Breakfasts
11.30am to 2.30pm         Roast lunches and eat-in/takeaway rolls
1.30pm to 4.30pm           Afternoon teas

Sunday:   11.00am to 4.00pm         Roast lunches and eat in/takeaway rolls

Monday:   Closed                 

There is no need for reservations, although these can be made for groups of 8 or more (contact David Beever on 07919 916529).  

The timeline in the Cathedral Visitor CentreCathedral Visitor Centre

Our new Visitor and Learning Centre in the Precincts is a great place to begin your visit. Its informative exhibition sets the scene, with a timeline of Cathedral history and an interactive digital display. The centre also displays some original artefacts and hosts a changing programme of exhibitions. Admission is free.

Choristers in the choir stallsChoral Evensong

Most evenings during term time, at 5.30pm (3.30pm on Sundays), the Cathedral Choir sings Evensong. Lasting around 45 minutes, it is a wonderful time for peaceful reflection. On Saturdays and during school holidays, visiting choirs sometimes sing. Please check our services webpage to confirm dates.


The Cathedral offers a wide variety of events which can be a great addition to any visit so do check our website to see what is on when:

How to get here

Please be aware that there is no parking onsite, for directions and inforamtion on city parking please click here.


Booking enquiries and further information

To make a booking enquiry, please complete our Group Enquiry Form.

Find school group booking information here


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