Durham Cathedral

From £3.00
The Chapter Office
The College
Durham City
County Durham

Tel: +44 0191 338 7178

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission suggestion£3.00 per ticket type
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
Admission: Suggested donation £3.


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Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • JoeHetton
    Heaton, United Kingdom
    Stand in awe!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th April 2020
    I have lived near Durham for many years now but never tire of popping into the cathedral just to stand in the central aisle and soak up the mastery of the masons. The columns of stone supporting the... Read full review
  • Milespergallon
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    Mr Cummings visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th May 2020
    Well worth the 260 mile midnight drive in my trusty land rover that does 275 miles to the gallon Kind Regards Dom 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).


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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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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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