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Tickets and opening times

We can’t wait to welcome you to Canterbury Cathedral. Tickets can be booked online or are available to buy on the day at our visitor centre. Please check our website prior to your visit as opening times may be subject to change.

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Sunday 11.30* - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
*Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral grounds and Shop only. The Cathedral church opens at 12.30.





Our standard visitor ticket is valid for 12 months, meaning you can re-visit the Cathedral as often as you want during that time at no extra cost.

Children (aged 17 and under)


Children go FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. (Max 2 children per paying adult; does not apply to group bookings or school visits). Children must be accompanied at all times.


Canterbury Students


Students studying full-time at local universities - Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts - enjoy FREE entry with their student ID.

English Heritage Members

20% discount on visitor entry

  • Not valid with other promotions or offers.
  • Discount applies to tickets bought on the door at our Visitor Centre only. Discount is not available for online booking. Standard price admission tickets cannot be refunded and exchanged for discounted tickets.
  • Valid until 31 March 2024. T&Cs apply.

Cathedral Pass

Locals can enjoy unlimited visits for the equivalent of just 10p per month!

You may be eligible for a Cathedral Pass if you:

  • work in the old city of Canterbury
  • live within 4 miles of Bell Harry tower, including within The Precincts
  • are a member of the Cathedral Congregation
  • are immediate family of a Cathedral staff member
  • are a member of any church in the diocese (on the parish electoral roll or equivalent)

Our Cathedral Pass cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers.

Apply for The Cathedral Pass

Event calendar

Have a look at the range of events Canterbury Cathedral has on offer below.



What's on

There’s something for everyone – see what exciting events are currently taking place.

See what's on

Service times

Daily Eucharist   08:00
Lunchtime Eucharist   12:30 (Wednesdays and Feast Days only)
Daily Choral Evensong or Said Evening Prayer with Organ Meditation*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.


Online worship

Every day the Cathedral’s services are broadcast on our YouTube channel. It’s perfect for when you are unable to be here in person. 


Find us

We can't wait to welcome you to the Cathedral

Monday to Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)
Sunday 11.30 - 17.00 (last admission at 16.00)

Between 11.30-12.30, access is available to the Cathedral ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.


Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
United Kingdom


Parking in the Cathedral grounds is only available for Blue Badge holders, subject to limited availability and prior arrangement. There are several public car parks nearby. 

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Giving In Memory

Remember someone’s life by supporting a cause close to their heart.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"

Matthew 5:4

Why are In Memory gifts so special?

When we lose someone close to us we grieve in many ways. We hold funerals and wakes, talk about our memories and frame our favourite photographs. Grieving is so important in helping us come to terms with sadness and celebrate the lives of those who have died. We hope that it might feel meaningful for you to remember your special person by donating in their memory to Canterbury Cathedral. 

Canterbury Cathedral is a special place. The echoes of our 1,400 year old community can be heard in our beautiful music, international ministry and the peaceful spaces of the Cathedral and its Precincts. The memory of your loved one will be kept alive through the permanence of our everlasting tradition. 

You can make a one-off gift in memory of someone special, set up a monthly donation in their memory, or perhaps make an annual gift on their birthday or a special anniversary. A donation of any size will be greatly appreciated and will help the Cathedral continue as a beacon of hope for another 1,400 years.

Every gift In Memory will be acknowledged with:

  • Your loved one’s name in our online Book of Remembrance - click here to see it.
  • An invitation to the next Benefactors’ Service so that you are present at the blessing of those remembered in the Book of Remembrance; and
  • A keepsake Canterbury Cathedral In Memory card.
Gifts of £1,000 and over may be restricted to Stone Conservation, the Archives and Library, Stained Glass or Music and can lead to:
  • Initials carved on the inside of a new stone to be fixed on the building;
  • A dedication inside the conservation housing of a historic book or document in our Archives and Library;
  • A name engraved on the leadwork of the protective glazing of our stained glass; or
  • Music at a service of your choice dedicated to your loved one’s memory.

How to Give in Memory

Please do get in touch to tell us more about the person you would like to remember, or to discuss making a gift, at [email protected] or 01227 865343. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Thank you.


"Making an in memory donation was so special to me. Knowing that my husband will be remembered as long as the Cathedral stands was, and is, such a comfort at a sad time."


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