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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.

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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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Monday 11 March, 11:15 - 17:15 (Doors open at 10:45)

Destruction in the Cathedral: A study day to mark the arrival of Thomas Johnson’s ‘Quire of Canterbury Cathedral’

This study day marks the acquisition by the Cathedral under the Government's Acceptance in Lieu Scheme of the painting by Canterbury artist Thomas Johnson (c.1613-1705) of the ‘Quire of Canterbury Cathedral’, dated 1657*.

This is the earliest known depiction of the Quire and is rare for portraying iconoclastic acts actively underway. This study day will place the painting into its immediate and longer-term context, considering histories of iconoclasm but also survivals at Canterbury Cathedral.

Papers will be given by specialists in the fields of medieval and early modern history and the history of art, including Prof Rachel Koopmans, Dr John Jenkins, Dr Emily Guerry, Dr David Rundle, Prof Ken Fincham and Prof Jackie Eales. Our own Director of the Stained Glass Studios, Leonie Seliger, will also be speaking.

Full programme to be announced shortly.

The painting will be on view during the day. Delegates are welcome to attend our Evensong service at 17:30.

£30 per person, including refreshments and sandwich lunch.

Spaces are limited. Please book by 7 March by emailing [email protected]


This event is organised jointly with the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies of the University of Kent, with support from the Centre for Heritage.

*From the collection of W D Caroe. Accepted in lieu of Inheritance tax by HM Government from the estate of Mary Caroe in 2023 and allocated to Canterbury Cathedral.

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