Ely Cathedral

Thousands of visitors come to Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone.

Lovers of architecture will rejoice in the many different styles, blending to make the whole. History abounds around every corner, and the beauty created by artists in wood, stone and glass is everywhere.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Cathedral Opening Times

Summer: 7.00am-6.30pm

Winter: 7.00am-6.30pm (Monday-Saturday)
7.00am-5.30pm (Sunday)

Cathedral Services

Sundays: 8.15am, 10.30am and 4.00pm

Weekdays: 7.40am, 8.00am, 12.10pm (Thursdays and Saints' Days) and 5.30pm

Admission charges

Admission including guided tour *
Adults: £7.00
Concessions: £6.00

Admission + Octagon Tower **

Concessions: £12.00

Admission + West Tower **

Adults: £13

Combined Ticket Admission, Ground Floor Tour *
+ Stained Glass Museum

Concessions: £8.50

Octagon Tower or West Tower Sunday Rate as
no admission is charged


Stained Glass Museum only

Concessions: £3.00

The Total Experience Admission, Ground Floor Tour *,
Stained Glass Museum, Octagon or West Tower Tour **
+ Tea/Coffee in the Refectory

Concessions: £14.50

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The company of Antic Disposition's Henry V

Henry V at Ely Cathedral

  • 16 — 17 February 2017 7:30-9:45pm

Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition present their critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V in Ely Cathedral for two special performances.

Performed by a talented cast of British and French actors, this uplifting production celebrates the rich historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

★★★★★ "Antic Disposition have put together a truly amazing production of Henry V which left me spellbound and speechless.” London Theatre 1

★★★★★ "If there is one Shakespeare play to see this year, it has to be Antic Disposition's Henry V." The Upcoming

Box Office:
www.anticdisposition.co.uk (no booking fee)
0333 666 3366 (£1.50 booking fee)

Suitable for

  • Any age


£25–£35 (Under 18s £10 off)



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Ely Cathedral Roadshow


This is a new enterprise to help schools that are unable to bring their pupils on a visit to Ely Cathedral. We offer a half-day learning experience in your own school which gives a flavour of what a visit to the site would provide, and might encourage children to bring their parents to visit the Cathedral.
We give a guided tour of the Cathedral via a PowerPoint presentation. Schools can then choose from the following activities, which each last for around 30 minutes:
The Cathedral building; St Etheldreda; A Benedictine monk’s life; Pilgrimage; People in the Cathedral.

How to obtain

The visit costs £50 plus travel expenses. For details and to book, please contact Education Officer Jan Munt on 01353 659668 or education.officer@cathedral.ely.anglican.org.

Ely Cathedral
The Gallery






01353 667735


01353 665658

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