Experience a tour of Durham Cathedral Museum and learn more about the cathedral's collections and remarkable monastic history. This 90 minute tour is led by a specially-trained guide, with plenty of time to ask those questions you've always wanted to ask about the cathedral.
This unique behind-the-scenes experience tells the stories of the cathedral, including what life was like for the monks who once lived here. The tour starts in the cloister, and gives you the chance to explore the remarkable medieval buildings surrounding the Cloister, including the Chapter House, Great Kitchen and the Monks' Dormitory. Once part of the Benedictine monastery, these extraordinary spaces now house the museum collections which tell a fascinating and often turbulent history of Christianity in North East England, such as the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.
This tour is the only way to see the Chapter House and the treasures of St. Cuthbert, including his hand-carved coffin and pectoral cross, as well as the original Sanctuary Ring.
Tours take place daily. Check times and book tickets on Durham Cathedral's website.
Please be aware that because of the size of some of the spaces and the lack of ventilation within them, all visitors will be required to wear a face covering unless exempt.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults||£12.50 per ticket type|
|Children (9-17)||£4.50 per ticket type|
|Children (under 8)||Free|
|Family||£27.50 per ticket type|
50% discount for National Art Pass and English Heritage members
- Access Statement - Please see below
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Capacity limit
- Face mask essential (not provided)
- Online booking possible
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals