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

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

The Butte de Warlencourt Battlefield Crosses

  • 2 July — 20 November 2016 *on now

Following the Battle of the Somme, three battlefield crosses were erected on top of a chalk hill called the Butte de Warlencourt. They were made in memory of the soldiers of the 6th, 8th and 9th Battalions Durham Light Infantry who had died there in November 1916.

Today, one of these crosses is housed in the DLI Chapel at Durham Cathedral, with the others at the parish churches of St Andrew in Bishop Auckland and St Mary and St Cuthbert in Chester-leStreet.

As part of the Cathedral’s First World War commemorations, and with a particular focus on the centenary of the Somme, this display reunites the three crosses to form a poignant and powerful witness.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

None

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/butte-crosses

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.
Durham Cathedral Organ

Organ Recital Series

  • 24 August 2016 From 7:30pm *on now

Programme includes music by Bach, Reger, Grainger, Langlais.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £8 (£6 concession) available on the door.

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/organ-recital-24-august

Children's Hand Prints

Family Fun - Drawing Trail

  • 24 August 2016 10:30am-3pm *on now

Packs can be collected from the Information Desk between 10.30am -3.00pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

A free event - no need to book.

Website

https://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whatson/drawing-trail

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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