Opening Times and

Restricted access dates

This page is to help you choose the best date for your visit. It lists any date when something unusual might be happening to restrict access for visitors.

Normal Cathedral Opening Times

Monday to Saturday:   9.00am until 5.00pm*
Sunday:   
12.00 noon until 3.00pm*
* Visitors are strongly advised to check in advance for any changes to these times. Visitors are always welcome to attend worship services taking place outside these hours.

Dates with some restricted access

* on mobiles swipe left to see full details

DATE WHAT'S HAPPENING

Wednesdays, visitors welcome alongside:

11.00am Holy Communion Service (30 minutes).

Wednesday at One in Term time (1pm-2pm)

Monday 11 November

Organ tuning taking place (expect some strange noises)

There will be no Highlights Tours running today.

Wednesday 13 November

Visitors still welcome. Set up will be taking place for the next day.

Thursday 14 November

There will be very limited access to the Cathedral on this date due to the Bishop's Clergy Day taking place.

There will be no Highlights Tours running today.

Friday 15 November

Visitors still welcome. Set up will be taking place in preparation for the Cathedral Christmas Craft & Gift Market.

There will be no Highlights Tours running today.

Saturday 16 November 

There will be very limited access to visitors in the Nave and Transepts as the Cathedral Christmas Craft & Gift Market will be open from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

There will be no Highlights Tours running today. Tower Top Climbs will be running.

Saturday 23 November

Visitors still welcome. From 1.30pm rehearsals will be taking place for the evening performance of Handel Messiah.

Only the 11am Highlights tour will be running today.

Wednesday 27 November

There will be very limited access for visitors from 2.00pm until 4.00pm due to a memorial service.

Only the 11am Highlights tour will be running today.

Friday 6 December

There will be no access to the New Building from 11.00am until 3.00pm due to an event.

Tuesday 10 December

There will be limited access for visitors from 11.00am until 2.00pm due to a rehearsal in the nave.

Only the 2pm Highlights tour will be running today.

Thursday 12 December

There will be limited access for visitors from 10.00am until 4.00pm due to a rehearsal in the nave.

There will be no Highlights tours running today.

Saturday 14 December

There will be very limited access for visitors from 12.00 noon due to a rehearsal. Ticket holders only will be admitted from 2.00pm for the Christmas Magic concert. Anyone who wants to pop in silently to light a candle or pray in the chapel at the back of the Cathedral can stil do so.

There will be no Highlights tours running today.

Tuesday 17 December

Visitors still welcome. Access to parts of the Cathedral restricted due to rehearsals, 11.00am - 3.00pm, for a school concert.

There will be no Highlights tours running today.

Thursday 19 December

9.15 - 11.00am, no access to visitors due to a school service.
Organ tuning taking place (expect some strange noises)

There will be no Highlights tours running today.

Friday 20 December

There will be restricted access to the New Building whilst oranges are prepared for the 5.30pm Christingle service.

Saturday 21 December

Visitors still welcome. In the afternoon rehearsals will be taking place for the evening Cathedral Christmas Concert

Only the 11am Highlights tour will be running today.

Tuesday 24 December

From 3.00pm there will be no access to visitors, but all are welcome to attend the Christmas Eve Services from 4.00pm.

Only the 11am Highlights tour will be running today.

Wednesday 25 December

All are welcome to attend Christmas Day services.

There will be no Highlights tours running today.

Thursday 26 December

The Cathedral is closed on Boxing Day.

Friday 27 December 

Normal opening times resume.

 

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