Current Visiting Guidelines

These are the measures in place for visitors since re-opening after the coronavirus lockdown.

Opening times

Check here for current opening times.

Visitors are asked to:

  • Wear a face covering during their visit in line with advice for places of worship.

  • Sanitise their hands on arrival and on exit.

  • Leave their contact details for the NHS Test and Trace purposes. These details will not be used for anything else and will be disposed of securely as soon as they are no longer needed for NHS Test and Trace.

  • Follow a one way system around the Cathedral.

  • Observe social distancing of 2 metres.

As you plan your visit you may also like to know that:

  • Sundays carvery and tea room within the Cathedral Precincts is currently open from Friday to Sunday, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

  • There is no entry charge at the Cathedral and no tickets are needed. Visitors are asked to make a donation by contactless card, or in cash. Donations are vital to help with Cathedral running costs.

  • Visitors can light a candle at one of the candle stands in the Cathedral. There are instructions as to how to do this hygeinically.

  • You are welcome to take photos in the Cathedral for your personal use - please read our photographers' guidelines first.

  • The Cathedral grounds are open (except the Cloisters) and are a lovely setting for a picnic on a fine day.

  • The Cathedral toilets are not currently open.

  • The side chapels are closed as they are too small for social distancing. You can see into most of them from just outside the door.

  • The Cathedral Shop and Guided Tours are not yet available although it is hoped to relaunch these in due course.

Look out for our suggested Top Ten Things to See.

You may also like to download the free augmented reality trail to your phone or tablet, to use when you arrive.


Peterborough Cathedral is authorised to use the Good to Go logo, the Industry Standard mark, meaning that we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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