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.
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 apply to some exhibitions and the Cathedral tower.
The Undercroft Restaurant is open daily between 10.00 and 16.00 for light snacks, meals and refreshemnets.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Social History
PARAGON OF CHIVALRY
- 25 August — 20 September 2015 *on now
The Galilee Chapel
Medieval chivalry prior to and following the Magna Carta was an integral part of aristocratic society. In this body of work, Richard Studham attempts to explore an individual component of medieval confrontation including vassalage, early forms of feudalism, romance and other varied intricacies of chivalry.
Originally from Stanley, Richard now lives in Canada and his works can be found in public and private collections world-wide.
Tuesday 25 August - Sunday 20 September
INCARNATION, MARY AND WOMEN FROM THE BIBLE
- 28 September — 2 November 2015
An exhibition of works by Chris Gollon inspired by the themes of incarnation, Mary and women from The Bible. He invites the viewers to seek and see the face of God in the faces of creatures and creation, especially those who are routinely overlooked or on the fringes of any tradition or culture.
Monday 28 September - Monday 2 November
- 1 July — 31 August 2015 *on now
In The Cloister
Photographs by Rob Bowman of bandstands in County Durham are being placed in public spaces around Durham City. Small light boxes in the Cloister will show some of these images and invite reflection and stimulate discussion around cultural traditions within the evolving life local communities.
Wednesday 1 July - Monday 31 August
ASSEMBLY MEMORIAL BOOK AND CHAIRS, CONCEIVED BY VAL CARMAN
- 6 July — 8 October 2015 *on now
In the Chapel of the Nine Altars
The Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium has commissioned a book called Assembly, containing over 174,000 names of those from the UK and Ireland who were killed in Belgium during World War One.
Visitors are invited to search for names they recognise and write their story on the blank page opposite, or place photocopies of photographs and letters on the pages. The book is accompanied by five chairs from St Audomarus Church in Passchendaele, each representing the casualties from one year of the war.
Part of a tour of the UK and Ireland, Assembly will return to Belgium in 2018 for display at the Museum.
Monday 6 July - Thursday 8 October
DURHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION
- 3 — 31 August 2015 *on now
In the North Nave Aisle
The Durham Photographic Society annual exhibition has been held in Durham Cathedral for 20 years. The many and varied subjects will be of interest to both fellow photographers and general public alike.
A selling exhibition.
- 14 — 18 September 2015
Join us for our annual Benedictine week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict, focusing on its expression at Durham Cathedral in the past and present. The Study Week starts on Monday 14 September and finishes on Friday 18 September. Accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad's College, part of Durham University.
Booking form on website
0191 386 4266