Durham Cathedral

Cathedral from the Riverbanks
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking Romanesque architecture, exquisite stained glass, the Shrine of St Cuthbert and the resting place of St Bede. Things to do include climbing the Cathedral Tower, guided tours and special exhibitions. The Cathedral is a busy community offering daily worship, serving the city and diocese of Durham and the North East region. It attracts visitors from all over the world. The Cathedral is open every day 7.30am to 6pm. Entry to the Cathedral Church is free with admission charges applicable to some exhibitions and the Cathedral Tower.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Everyday from 07.30 until 18.00

Closed: During services and special events, access may be restricted however visitors are welcome to join our congregations during regular services, please check the website before your visit.

Admission charges

Admission charges apply to some exhibitions and the Cathedral tower.

Additional info

The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily between 10.00 and 16.00 for light snacks, meals and refreshemnets.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History

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.
Friends Logo

FRIENDS OF DURHAM CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

  • 6 December 2017 From 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of Christmas music in support of the Friends of Durham Cathedral.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £5 for Friends (£10 non-members) available from the Friends’ Office, Monday – Thursday, 0191 384 5266.

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/friends-xmas-concert

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/christmas-durham-cathedral-choir

CHRISTMAS WITH DURHAM CATHEDRAL CHOIR

  • 9 December 2017 7:30-9:30pm

Enjoy a festival concert of Christmas carols and seasonal music in a candlelit Cathedral. The Cathedral Choir is joined by the Reg Vardy Band.

Tickets: £8 - £25 available from the Visitor Desk at the Cathedral between 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (12.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday) in person or by phone 0191 338 7178. Tickets will be available online here very shortly.

A festive three-course pre-concert supper is available in the Undercroft Restaurant for £25, bookable from the Visitor Desk.

A fundraising concert in support of music at Durham Cathedral

Admission

Tickets: £8 - £25 available from the Visitor Desk at the Cathedral between 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday (12.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday) in person or by phone 0191 338 7178. Tickets will be available online here very shortly.

A festive three-course pre-concert supper is available in the Undercroft Restaurant for £25, bookable from the Visitor Desk.

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/christmas-durham-cathedral-choir

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/ian-anderson-jethro-tull

IAN ANDERSON PLAYS THE CHRISTMAS JETHRO TULL AT DURHAM CATHEDRAL

  • 14 December 2017 7:30-9pm

Ian Anderson brings his Christmas Jethro Tull concert to Durham Cathedral.

Tickets: £16 - £35 available from the Visitor Desk at the Cathedral between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday (12.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday) in person or by phone 0191 338 7178. Tickets will be available online here very shortly.

A fundraising event in support of Durham Cathedral.

Sponsored by Total Business Group

Admission

Tickets: £16 - £35 available from the Visitor Desk at the Cathedral between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday (12.30pm to 4.30pm Sunday) in person or by phone 0191 338 7178. Tickets will be available online here very shortly.

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/ian-anderson-jethro-tull

Snowman

THE SNOWMAN TOUR

  • 29 December 2017 From 12:30pm, From 3pm, From 7pm

'The Snowman' and 'The Nutcracker' as you've never seen them before! Watch these classic animated films on the big screen in Durham Cathedral, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The Snowman

Hear some of the UKs top musicians perform Howard Blake's beautiful soundtrack - featuring the evocative 'Walking in the Air' sung by a Cathedral chorister - performed in perfect synchronicity with the film shown on the big screen.

The Nutcracker

Experience the wonder of The Nutcracker brought to life by Tom Scott's superb animated film accompanied by live orchestra.

Organised by Carrot Productions Limited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £12.10 - £21.59 available from eventbrite.co.uk

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/the-snowman

Durham Cathedral
The College
Durham
DH1 3EH
England

Website

www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

E-mail

enquiries@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Telephone

0191 386 4266

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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