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
INCARNATION, MARY AND WOMEN FROM THE BIBLE
- 28 September — 2 November 2015 *on now
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
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
0191 386 4266