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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 ground and Shop only. the Cathedral church opens at 12.30.

 

 

Adult

£15.50

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 (under 17)

Free

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

Free

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.
  • Discounts 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.
  • English Heritage members can also claim a 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop, online and in store. Valid until 31 March 2023. 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*   17:30
Sunday Choral Eucharist*  11:00
All are welcome and there is no charge to attend a service. *Live streamed online.

Services

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. 

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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.

Address

Cathedral House
11 The Precincts
Canterbury
CT1 2EH
United Kingdom

Parking 

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. 

Find out more

Donate

Your donations directly contribute to the Cathedral’s conservation – providing a space of worship, learning and fun for generations to come. Thank you, from all at Canterbury Cathedral, for considering supporting us in this way.

 

 

How can you help

It costs around £20,000 per day to ensure the Cathedral is a safe and beautiful place to visit and worship in. Your generosity helps not only with the upkeep of the Cathedral, but grants us the opportunity to keep serving our local, national, and international community.

See how you can get involved

Make a donation

We rely on the support of our incredible donors to sustain this magnificent building, where even the smallest of contributions can help in the biggest ways.

Fundraising

There are lots of ways you can raise money for Canterbury Cathedral. From organising a fundraiser with friends and family, to holding a sponsored event, or even taking on a personal challenge.

Plan your visit

Upcoming Closures

The Cathedral plays an active role in the community and it, or parts of it, are at times closed for general visiting due to services, special events or for conservation work to be carried out. Therefore, please always check our opening times and closures before visiting.

The Cathedral and Precincts are huge so, even when parts of the Cathedral are closed for visiting, there will be plenty for you to explore. 

Closures by month

The following list includes our forthcoming closures. Please contact our Visits Office with any questions about your visit.

Fri 20 Jan - Crypt                    

The Crypt is closed all day.

Mon 23 Jan

No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Thur 26 Jan - Crypt                    

The Crypt is closed all day.

Fri 27 Jan

The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Thur 2 Feb

The Nave, Martyrdom, Quire and Trinity Chapel will be closed all day due to a private service. The Crypt and the Precincts remain open.

Fri 3 Feb - Crypt                    

The Crypt is closed all day.

Mon 20 Feb - Organ Loft, 09:00 - 17:00

No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Monday 13

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Friday 31

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Friday 7

09:00 - 17:00 Cathedral
Cathedral
The Cathedral will be closed for visiting all day. We are open for services only.

Monday 24

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day, so please expect some noise disruption.

Tuesday 25

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day, so please expect some noise disruption.

Wednesday 26

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day, so please expect some noise disruption.

Thursday 27

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day, so please expect some noise disruption.

Friday 2

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Monday 17

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Tuesday 18

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Wednesday 19

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Thursday 20

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Friday 21

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Thursday 27

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day, so please expect some noise disruption.

Tuesday 12

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Wednesday 13

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day due to graduations. The rest of the Cathedral remains open.

Thursday 28

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

Monday 30

09:00 - 17:00 Organ Loft
Organ Loft
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day so please expect some noise disruption.

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