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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

 

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. 

Explore 

Stay at the Cathedral Lodge

A unique and contemporary hotel, situated within the private grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, part of a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. In a peaceful environment but only a couple of minutes’ walk to Canterbury's many attractions.

 

Prices from £102

Go to bed and wake up the next morning enjoying the breathtaking views of Canterbury Cathedral from your bedroom window!

Directions 

Located within a beautiful and inspirational environment, in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral.

Get directions

Meetings and events 

Our modern conference centre at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge offers meeting delegates a truly memorable event. We also offer brides a very special and truly unique wedding reception venue.

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. You can also contact our Visits Office with any questions about your visit.

Tuesday 22

09:00 - 17:00 Cathedral
Cathedral
No closures but organ tuning taking place throughout the day.

Friday 25

09:00 - 17:00 Nave
Nave
The Nave, Martyrdom and Chapter House will be closed all day for graduations. The Crypt, Quire and Trinity Chapel, the Great Cloister and the Precincts remain open.

Sunday 27

09:00 - 17:00 Cathedral
Cathedral
The Nave, Martyrdom, Quire and Trinity Chapel will be closed all day. Only the Crypt and Precincts will open for visiting from 12:30hrs until 17:00hrs, with last admission at 16:00hrs.

Tuesday 29

09:00 - 13:00 Crypt
Crypt
The Crypt will be closed until 13:00hrs for a private service.

Thursday 1 Dec

The Crypt is closed from 11:30hrs-14:30hrs for a private service.

Saturday 3 Dec             

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Tuesday 6 Dec

The Nave and Martyrdom will be closed from 12:15hrs for a private service.

Wed 7 Dec

The Nave and Martyrdom will be closed from 12:15hrs for a private service.

Fri 9 Dec                       

The Crypt is closed from 11:30hrs-14:30hrs for a private service.

Tues 13 Dec      

The Crypt is closed from 11:30hrs for a private service.

Sat 17 Dec

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 12:00hrs, with last admission at 11:00hrs.

Wed 21 Dec                  

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

Fri 23 Dec  

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Sat 24 Dec                

The Cathedral is closed for general visiting. Open for services only.

Sun 25 Dec

The Cathedral is closed for general visiting. Open for services only.

Mon 26 Dec

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Tuesday 27 Dec

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Wed 28 Dec                   

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Thurs 29 Dec                 

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 13:00hrs, with last admission at 12:00hrs.

Fri 30 Dec

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Sat 31 Dec

The Crypt is closed until 14:00hrs for a wedding.

Sun 1 Jan

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Mon 2 Jan

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Tues 3 Jan

The Cathedral closes at the earlier time of 16:00hrs, with last admission at 15:00hrs.

Mon 23 Jan

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

Fri 27 Jan

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

Monday 20

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 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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