We are open for sightseeing visits again. Please read more about the changes we have brought in to keep our visitors and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have introduced 30 minute entry timeslots for all visits to help us manage our safe capacity requirements in the Cathedral. From arrival please respect 2 metre physical distancing (approximately 4 Cathedral floor tiles) between your household party and other visitors. In line with current Government guidance in England please do not plan to socialise indoors in groups of more than two households.
Please note that the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until at least January 2021. The Stone Gallery above it is open. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, the Golden Gallery will be temporarily closed upon our sightseeing reopening.
Ask us to consider your tickets as a donation and receive 12 months free entry at no extra cost to you. UK taxpayers, please consider applying Gift Aid on your order to allow the Cathedral to receive Gift Aid benefit of 25 pence for every £1 you donate. Full details will be shown on the Checkout page.
We have temporarily reduced how far in advance you can book for. You can currently select a visit date up to one month in the future. Entry timeslots go offsale upon their start time.
E-tickets are emailed to you to print or to show on a mobile device when you visit and use the fast track access points.
You may enter at any time during the entry timeslot booked for on your visit date. Please note the Cathedral is usually open for sightseeing entry Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 4.00pm. Sightseeing usually ends at 4.30pm. The average visit length is two hours.
Annual Passes begin from the visit date and entry timeslot you select and allow revisits during normal sightseeing hours for one year. Please check our website for opening hours before revisiting and be aware that you might need to make a free entry timeslot reservation to guarantee entry. Some special events at the Cathedral may also allow free access for Annual Pass holders but please check each event for clarification.
You may order Annual Pass tickets for your personal use or for use by members of your family. As we collect a name and address per order which will show on Annual Passes, family members are assumed to live at the same address as you and proof of address may be requested when revisiting. Annual Passes are non-transferable.
Please note that complimentary entry can be granted to a disabled visitor and an accompanying carer or necessary companion, as well as for NHS staff. These tickets can be requested on arrival or can be pre-booked in the Admission Tickets section.