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.
Cathedral Opening Times
Winter: 7.00am-6.30pm (Monday-Saturday)
Sundays: 8.15am, 10.30am and 4.00pm
Weekdays: 7.40am, 8.00am, 12.10pm (Thursdays and Saints' Days) and 5.30pm
Admission including guided tour *
Admission + Octagon Tower **
Admission + West Tower **
Combined Ticket Admission, Ground Floor Tour *
+ Stained Glass Museum
Octagon Tower or West Tower Sunday Rate as
no admission is charged
Stained Glass Museum only
The Total Experience Admission, Ground Floor Tour *,
Stained Glass Museum, Octagon or West Tower Tour **
+ Tea/Coffee in the Refectory
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.