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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.





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)


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.

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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.


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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Evening closure of Precincts, Tues 26 – Sat 30 September

Due to the Luxmuralis light show and the need to manage large queues, public entry to the Precincts after 17:30 will only be possible for Luxmuralis ticket holders or those attending Choral Evensong.

Planning your visit? Remember to check our upcoming closures.

Refugee Week: 19-22 June 2023

Community of Compassion

For Refugee Week 2023, the Cathedral has joined with Diocesan Social Justice Network, the Clewer Initiative, and KRAN to engage our surrounding communities via talks, workshops, discussions and an exhibition in building a Community of Compassion for those in need of international protection.

All are welcome.




If you are not able to attend this weeks events, or are interested in finding out more, the Diocese of Canterbury has put together a toolkit with ideas and stories, so you can still learn and get involved

Thursday 22 June, 14:30-17:30

Building Bridges

Members of the Diocesan Social Justice Network, Clewer Initiative, KRAN, and Canterbury Cathedral Community warmly invite you to join them for a panel discussion to explore the impact of modern slavery and human trafficking on refugees and look at ways in which we can build bridges with one another to create a community of compassion for all those in need of international protection.

There will be market stalls of resources and toolkits on Hidden Voices, County Lines, and Refugee Awareness given by different organisations from across Canterbury and Kent.

This event also includes an introductory tour and opportunity to view the exhibition Hear My Voice.

This is a free event. Please book your ticket via Eventbrite.

19-22 June

Art exhibition: Hear My Voice

Hear My Voice is a stunning exhibition in the Cathedral's Chapter House and Cloister that aims to give migrants and refugees a voice by sharing their experiences and perspectives through art.

The moving artwork has been created by migrants and refugees from Ivory Coast, Senegal, The Gambia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Syria, Ethiopia and Eritrea through a series of therapeutic art workshops. These workshops, which were held in Calabria and Sicily and facilitated by The Clewer Initiative and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) through its Mediterranean Hope programme, enabled migrants to express their feelings about refugee life, the journey to freedom, their relationship with their host communities and their sense of identity.

This is a free exhibition, included within Precincts entry.

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