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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.

Tues 14, Wed 15, & Thur 16 February 2023

FREE* LEGO® brick model building workshops

Join professional LEGO® Brick Artists and Designers, Kevin Hall and Emily Corl - seen on TV’s Celebrity Lego Masters at Christmas - for three days of Cathedral-inspired LEGO-brick building workshops.

Get creative and show us your awesome builds - our favourites will stay on display throughout the sessions.

Suitable for ages 4+. Children must be accompanied at all times.

*Free event but visitor entrance charges apply. Workshop tickets are free and available each day on a first come, first served basis.

A small number of pre-bookable spaces are available at each session for families with special access requirements, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Please email [email protected] to check availability and to book.

Workshop tickets

  • *Workshop tickets are free but Cathedral visitor entrance charges apply.
  • We have limited availability, with a maximum of 60 people per workshop.
  • Tickets are available each day on a first come, first served basis:
    • Tickets for the morning workshops are available between 09.00-11.30
    • Tickets for the afternoon workshops are available from 12.00
  • Tickets are only available from our Visitor Centre and must be collected in person on the day. Workshop tickets cannot be booked online or reserved for a different day.
  • Workshop tickets are for the designated day and time slot only. If you miss your session, you are not guaranteed entry to another workshop.
  • A small number of pre-bookable spaces are available at each session for families with special access requirements, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Please email [email protected] to check availability and to book.

Children aged 0-3 are not allowed in the workshop area due to the potential choking hazard from small parts. Chairs will be available immediately adjacent to the workshop area for any parents or guardians who need to look after under 4s whilst an older child is taking part in the workshop.

Please note: This is a 'make and leave' event. Participants will not be able to take their LEGO model builds or any LEGO pieces away with them.

Workshop times

Workshops begin on the hour, and last for 45 minutes. There are 5 workshops each day.

Tuesday 14 February

10.00 Session 1
11.00 Session 2
12.00 Session 3
14.00 Session 4
15.00 Session 5

Wednesday 15 February

10.00 Session 1
11.00 Session 2
12.00 Session 3
14.00 Session 4
15.00 Session 5

Thursday 16 February

10.00 Session 1
11.00 Session 2
12.00 Session 3
14.00 Session 4
15.00 Session 5

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