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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 2025. 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 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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Planning your visit? Remember to check our closures.

Friday 3rd May 2024, 1-4pm

Memory Places

For one day only - Memory Places, a site-responsive installation in the Cathedral Precincts by 26 artists from the BA Fine Art, Year 2 at University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury.

The works will be viewable from 1-4pm on Friday 3 May, threading through Precinct spaces, from the Cloisters to the Dark Entry.

Memory Places

You are invited to explore the Cathedral Precincts, from the sunlit colonnades of the Cloisters, the echoes of the Chapter House, the tranquil arches of the Water Tower, towards the shadows of the Dark Entry, to locate site responsive works by 26 artists currently studying Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury. The relationship between our experience of space and the processes of memory have been described since ancient times, with the classical Greek method of loci, or memory journey. Using the interplay between form and space, light and shadow and the architectural framings of these interconnected spaces, the artworks and their considered placement in this historic site evoke the elusive nature of memory, where the past intertwines with the present, shaping our understanding of the world.

Exhibiting artists: Lauren Bailey, Susie Bear, George Buchanan, Sebastian Castanada, Sophie Chan, Vanessa Claridge, Alice Farndon, Anna George, Ella Goddard, Joshua Gourlay, Lara Green, Kay Horne, Nadya Hristakieva, Pat Irimie, Mehmet Salih Keskindag, Kate Killick, Jessica Lartique, Abigail Papell, Summer Pilkington, Lily Rudd, Saint Scott-Handy, Vania Searle, Eliza Socratous, Grace Swansbury, Becky Wiggins, Maya Wong

Hortus Herbarium

The exhibition Hortus Herbarium: an archive of nature and rewilding the garden will also be open to view at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, with works from artists from the BA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury responding to the history of gardening at Canterbury Cathedral and reconsidering our relationship with the natural world.

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