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Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Durham Cathedral

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission to the CathedralFree
Open Treasures: Adults£7.50 per ticket type

The Chapter of Durham is committed to providing free entry for all. When you visit, please donate as generously as you can so that free entry can remain. We suggest a donation of £3 per person.
Admission to Open Treasures: Adults: £7.50, children aged 5-18: £2.50


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Recent Reviews:

  • rca1945
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Magnificent setting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th January 2017
    A marvellous visit for everyone. The setting is splendid, the history unique, a great example of Norman architecture. There's an added bonus, in that the castle stands on the same site, now part of... Read full review
  • denisedmason6
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    a jewel in our history
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th January 2017
    Durham cathedral is a must. For everyone the grand front doors with the famous knocker leading to the grand square of the top of the knave splendid windows the rose window is a dream. The cloaster... Read full review
  • lmy801
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    durham main attraction
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th January 2017
    well worth a visit. Guides available and very knowledgeable. Don't bother with the scones in café though! Do go and look at Lego model fascinating.! Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 80

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:30 - 17:30
Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00

* The Cathedral is open for worship and private prayer between 0730 and 0930 Monday to Saturday; 0745 and 1230 on Sunday. Occasionally because of a special service or event full access to whole of the Cathedral may be restricted. Please contact the Cathedral Office if you wish to visit on a particular day, especially when travelling far.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1(M). From the A1(M) take the A690 to Durham city centre. 3 Park and Ride facilities within the city.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Durham Station. From the station go into the city centre and follow the signs for the cathedral or take the Cathedral Bus (every 20 minutes until 1730 - please ring for times 0870 608 2608).

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Open Treasure at Durham Cathedral - Textiles: Painting With the NeedleFeaturing some of the exquisite textiles within the Cathedral's collections, this display will include medieval silks, the early 17th-century embroidered 'Arabella Stuart' Bible, and a selection of vestments and church needlework. Contemporary textiles will be explored through the work of our...
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Durham Cathedral - Defiant Requiem: Verdi at TerezínHear the story of Jewish prisoners during WW2 who performed Verdi as a statement of defiance. Includes performance of Verdi’s oratorio and video testimony from surviving members of the choir.
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Friday, 27th January 2017 - Friday, 27th January 2017

Durham Cathedral: Holocaust Memorial Day, Talks and WorkshopThis year the Cathedral welcomes Ruth Barnett, born Ruth Michaelis in 1935 in Berlin, Germany. In 1939, aged four, Ruth and her seven year-old brother arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport.
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Thursday, 2nd February 2017 - Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Durham Cathedral - Special Service: Sung Eucharist for CandlemassCandlemas is known as the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, and commemorates an early stage in Jesus’ life. As Jesus is brought into the Temple, Simone, who had been promised that he would not die before he had seen the Messiah.
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Sunday, 22nd January 2017 - Sunday, 22nd January 2017

Durham Cathedral - Epiphany Procession with CarolsTowards the end of the Epiphany season (which lasts until Candlemas on 2 February) the Cathedral holds an Epiphany Procession, which begins with the Cathedral Choir processing, as the Magi (Three Kings) did, ‘from the East’.
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Monday, 30th January 2017 - Monday, 30th January 2017

Durham Cathedral - Friends of Durham Cathedral Lecture SeriesDr Lynda Rollason – ‘Visitor orientation: guided tours and information boards in medieval churches?’ Tickets: Free for Friends (£5 non-members) available on the door.
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Sunday, 2nd July 2017 - Monday, 20th November 2017

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017 - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Durham Cathedral - Places of Pilgrimage – An Exhibition of the Artwork of Ian Scott MassieFrom traditional pilgrimage sites such as Durham and Canterbury to the landscapes of Yorkshire, Ian Scott Massie seeks to portray what draws people to places of pilgrimage, reflecting the character and personality of these places through his artwork.
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Monday, 30th January 2017 - Monday, 30th January 2017

Durham Cathedral: The King's SingersRecently voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame and with two Grammy® Awards to their name, rave reviews and sell-out concerts confirm that The King’s Singers remain one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles.
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Saturday, 4th February 2017 - Saturday, 4th February 2017

Durham Cathedral: North East Festival of Youth ChoirsShowcasing the best youth choral music in the North East of England, the festival of youth choirs will feature award winning choirs from Primary and Secondary Schools across the region as well Durham Cathedral and Durham University.
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Sunday, 29th January 2017 - Sunday, 29th January 2017

Durham Cathedral - Intercollegiate EvensongCome celebrate two pillars of Choral music making within Durham, the beautiful historic setting of Durham Cathedral and The College Choirs from Durham University.
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Monday, 30th January 2017 - Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Durham Cathedral - Key Stage 2 Primary School Choir of the Year CompetitionBringing together primary schools from County Durham, Darlington, Newcastle, Gateshead and throughout the North East Region to perform at Durham Cathedral in this exciting new vocal competition which will help to raise vocal standards in primary choirs throughout the North East.
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