Durham Cathedral

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.
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:

Museum, Library, Gallery, Heritage site, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site, 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Lindisfarne

St Cuthbert's Time

  • 30 July — 29 August 2014 *on now

A sound installation by award-winning wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson representing the sonic environment of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne as it might have been experienced by St Cuthbert in 700 AD.

Image by The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

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.
Photograph of Sunderland Bridge, Durham

Health Wallk

  • 3 September 2014 10-11am
  • 10 September 2014 10-11am
  • 17 September 2014 10-11am
  • 24 September 2014 10-11am

Take a guided walk around the heritage woodlands and riverbanks of Durham City. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. The walk starts at the North Door of the Cathedral.

Participants will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire at the start of the walk and should note that some steps and short, steep inclines will be encountered along the route. The walk will last for approximately one hour.

There are also opportunities for those interested in becoming a trained walk leader. For more information contact events@durhamcathedral.co.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/health-walk

Family Fun

Family Fun - Fabulous Fridays

  • 25 July — 29 August 2014 *on now

Borrow one of our free explorer backpacks and embark on a Gruesome Grotesque hunt. See how many weird and wonderful grotesques you can find!

A free event. Suitable for ages 4-11.

Every Friday from Friday 25 July until Friday 29 August.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Durham Flower Festival

Local Producers' Market

  • 30 August 2014 10am-4pm

An opportunity to purchase local produce and artisan goods in the unique setting of the Cathedral Cloister.

Potential stallholders should contact colin@durhammarkets.co.uk

Part of Durham Flower Festival.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Durham Flower Festival Logo

Durham Flower Show

  • 30 — 31 August 2014

A two day flower festival in Durham City, hosted by East Durham College – see www.eastdurham.ac.uk for more information.

All visitors to the Festival will receive 10% discount in the Cathedral Shop for the duration of the Festival, on production of a valid admission ticket.

The Cathedral is planning some special events to complement the celebrations at the Houghall Campus, including a local producers' market. Please visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk for further details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

East Durham College
Houghall Campus
Durham
County Durham

Admission

Tickets: £5 adults (free admission for under 16s) available from www.eastdurham.ac.uk

Website

http://www.eastdurham.ac.uk

Flower Festival

Fabulous Flowers for Festivals

  • 30 August 2014 11am-12pm, 2-3pm

Are you interested in Flower Arranging? Enjoy a flower-arranging demonstration by professional flower arrangers in the spectacular setting of Durham Cathedral.

Discover how professionals work in the challenging spaces of a Cathedral when arranging flowers for Feast Days and Festivals.

In association with Durham Flower Festival.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

A free event - no need to book.

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/fabulous-flowers

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

  • 4 September 2014 9:30am-4:30pm

BBC ONE’s ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow will be filming for its 37th series at Durham Cathedral. Entry to the show is free.

Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts. People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk.

It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow

Labyrinth

Spiritus: Ecumenical Prayer Day

  • 6 September 2014 10am-4pm

An ecumenical festival of Christian spirituality and prayer for the people of the North East. Activities include workshops, a prayer labyrinth, prayer stations, anointing and Christian meditation. There will also be market stalls available for organisations /groups to share their resources.

General admission is free – a £10 charge applies for unlimited workshop participation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

General admission is free – a £10 charge applies for unlimited workshop participation.

Website

http://www.spiritus-ne.co.uk

Durham Cathedral

Photography Evening

  • 8 September 2014 6:30-9pm

Tickets are £10.00 per camera which includes a cup of tea or coffee. No flash but tripods are welcome.

Advance booking is recommended as places are limited. Please contact events@durhamcathedral to reserve a place.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Durham Cathedral
The College
Durham
DH1 3EH

Additional info

An unmissable opportunity to spend an evening with your camera inside Durham Cathedral.

No flash but tripods are welcome.

Admission

Tickets are £10.00 per camera which includes a cup of tea or coffee.

Advance booking is recommended as places are limited. Please contact events@durhamcathedral to reserve a place.

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/photography-evening-september

Allotment

Open Garden

  • 13 September 2014 10am-4pm

The allotment garden on the North Bailey, where the Cathedral grows flowers for display and cultivates plants for the Cathedral grounds, will be open to the public as part of English Heritage Open Days. The Cathedral gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

A free event – no need to book

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Poppies

Evensong and Commemoration of the Battle of Britain

  • 14 September 2014 From 3:30pm

A special service to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and lost their lives during the Battle of Britain, a pivotal conflict of the Second World War.

Evensong is accompanied by the organ and an Air Force wing band, and concludes with an act of remembrance and rededication, with the sounding of the Last Post and Reveille. After the service, there is a formal parade and march-past on Palace Green.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Poppies

Durham Light Infantry Reunion: First World War Centenary Commemoration Service

  • 14 September 2014 From 12pm

A special service to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The service takes place at the Cathedral following the Dedication of the DLI Memorial Statue in Durham Market Place at 10am. The service will be led by the Right Reverend Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and the Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham.

Music sung by Durham Cathedral Choir accompanied by the Rifles’ Cadet Band. Readings by Kate Adie OBE and senior military personnel. The service will include the Laying of Standards, Reading of the Roll of Honour of the DLI Fallen, the Sounding of the Last Post and Reveille.

A collection will be taken for Care for Casualties, the Rifles’ Charity, and the ministry and mission of Durham Cathedral.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Cloister

Benedictine Week

  • 15 — 19 September 2014

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.

B&B accommodation is available for those who require it at St Chad’s College, part of Durham University.

See www.durhamcathedral.co.uk for booking information or contact
events@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Admission

The non-residential attendance fee is £230 per person (this includes lunches and dinners but excludes B&B). B&B accommodation is available at St Chad’s College priced £32 per person per night.

See www.durhamcathedral.co.uk for booking information or contact
events@durhamcathedral.co.uk

Website

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

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