Durham Cathedral

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The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 386 4266

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Guide Prices

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Admission to the CathedralFree
Open Treasure: 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 Treasure: Adults: £7.50, children aged 5-18: £2.50


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Recent Reviews:

  • martinmolloy72
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    The spiritual soul of Durham
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th March 2020
    This grand old lady has towered over the city of Durham for centuries. It is as splendid on the inside as the outside. Admission is free and you are able to wander around at your leisure or for the... Read full review
  • Simon E
    Grantham, United Kingdom
    Long weekend away
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    We enjoyed a walk around this inspiring and historical cathedral. Very interesting guides and some displays to help enhance your visit. Take time to look and reflect on life in these wonderful walls... Read full review
  • linh0w
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Coach Trip out 15/3/2020
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th March 2020
    My partner and I visited this beautiful building, but we were not allowed to enter certain areas unless we were part of the congregation because there was a church service in progress. We did however... Read full review



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Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 18:00
Sunday09:30 - 17:30
Bank Holiday09:30 - 18:00

* The cathedral is normally open from 7.30am to 6pm, but is open until 8pm from 1-5 July and from 22 July to 26 August 2019. 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).


Durham CityDurham City, Durham CityA beautiful city with winding cobbled streets packed with history, culture and stunning architecture. Guarded by the River Wear, Durham City with its dramatic skyline never fails to impress.

Friday, 24th April 2020 - Friday, 22nd May 2020

Under 5's Forest School at Durham CathedralEngage your child with the great outdoors in tailored sessions on Durham Cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks. See your child develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences with a difference. Sessions take place on Fridays from 24 April to 22 May from 9.45am-11.45. …
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Monday, 27th January 2020 - Sunday, 10th May 2020

OPEN TREASURE Open Treasure: Restoration, Redesign, Renovation: Durham Cathedral in the 19th century at Durham Cathedral - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEAfter a period of 'misguided stewardships and carelessness', the 19th century was a time for restoration and redevelopment at Durham Cathedral.
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Friday, 29th May 2020 - Saturday, 30th May 2020

Joseph posterJoseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatOne of the most beloved musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be performed at Durham Cathedral by the multi-award winning Enter CIC theatre company.
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Saturday, 12th September 2020 - Friday, 6th November 2020

Museum of the Moon to land at Durham CathedralMuseum of the Moon is a breath-taking seven-metre-wide moon sculpture, which marries together detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, with moonlight and surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. The Moon will be suspended in the air in the unrivalled…
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Friday, 20th March 2020 - Tuesday, 1st December 2020

A cross illuminated with pink lightingLIGHT at Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral’s Galilee Chapel will be transformed with a dazzling light installation by world-renowned artist – Chris Levine. On display until early December. Normal Cathedral opening hours.
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Monday, 10th August 2020 - Monday, 10th August 2020

Thursday, 27th August 2020 - Thursday, 27th August 2020

Children's Bat Watch- Durham CathedralJoin us for bat themed activities in the cloister.
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