See Durham Cathedral’s Chapter House, a space rarely open to the public. It was originally where the daily business of the monastery was carried out, and is famous as Professor McGonagall’s classroom in the early Harry Potter films.
The Chapter House doors are rarely opened as it is used daily for preparations for services. The original Chapter House dates from the 12th century but was demolished and adapted in 1796. The present room is a 19th century reconstruction closely based on the old design, and its windows onto the Cloister contain fragments of highly decorated 15th century glass.
There are no stairs to reach the Chapter House, however parts of the floor are uneven. Disabled parking is available in The College at Durham Cathedral, contact the cathedral office in advance to arrange this on 0191 386 4266.
Visitors are not advised to drive onto the peninsula of Durham as there is no public parking at the Cathedral and a congestion charge is in place. City centre car parks and a park and ride scheme provide parking for Durham City. Contact for the day: Visitor Desk, 0191 338 7178
The Chapter House is located in the cloister. The visitor desk inside the cathedral can provide a map and directions.
No booking required
Saturday 14 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Monday 16 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Tuesday 17 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Wednesday 18 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Thursday 19 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Friday 20 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Saturday 21 Sept: 10.00-16.00
Keys into booklet: site not normally open to the public; partial wheelchair access; on-site disabled parking; on-site accessible toilets; assistance dogs welcome; baby changing/breast feeding area; refreshments available; toilets on-site
|Season (14 Sept 2019 - 21 Sept 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|