Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral
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Liverpool Cathedral is an awesome, beautiful building and a vibrant living church attempting to live the Christian Gospel; a community of daily prayer and worship; a home to great art and music with our 60 boy and girl choristers and with exciting, new visitor facilities. On behalf of our staff, volunteers and congregation we hope that this website will give you enough information to make the decision to come and enjoy this place whether as a worshipper, an enquirer into our Christian faith, a client or visitor.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

Daily 8:00 - 18:00
Call to book for school parties, tours and function facilities

Admission charges

There is no admission charge.

Additional info

a. Portable DVD BSL signed tour available for deaf/hard of hearing.
b. Elizabeth hoare Gallery, (Edwardian/Victorian) - permanent exhibition of ecclesiastical embroidery in tower complex (fee payable) - no wheelchair access to this point.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
ww1 nurses

Celebrating the role of women in new WW1 Nurses exhibition

  • 21 September — 21 October 2015 *on now

The inspiration behind the latest exhibition exploring Liverpool Cathedral’s roll of honour came from the Nurses Memorial situated in the Lady Chapel. When the archivists started to research the names of the nurses and their connection with Liverpool, they discovered that they hailed from all over the British Isles. The nurses worked all over the battle front, some as far away as Iraq and India whilst others worked locally. Not all died in battle; some caught Spanish flu or malaria from their patients.

The exhibition will be situated in the Memorial Chapel from 22nd September – 22nd October 2015. The exhibition was put together with support from the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations, led by the Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
ww1 nurses

Revisiting the stories of women on the British Home Front during the Great War

  • 5 October 2015 6:30-8pm *on now

Are the popular representations of women on the British home front accurate? And why do we tend to focus our wartime imagination on images of women as municians workers, nurses or similar rather than the women in the food queues? Join Professor Karen Hunt to uncover the diversity of women's experiences during the Great War in this free public lecture organised jointly by Continuing Education and Liverpool Cathedral (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund). The lecture is preceeded by Choral Evensong at 5:30pm and will be followed by light refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Education Centre

A School visit to Liverpool Cathedral is often an awe-inspiring event for children. The building itself as well as its monuments, stained glass windows and vivid colours, are designed to stimulate thought and emotion. Pupils can experience the Cathedral both as a building and as a living community of faith, with the aid of artefacts, costumes, role-play, planned trails and workshops. We are always happy to adapt and develop our workshops to meet your pupils’ particular needs.
Mission Statement.
“To offer a professional service to schools, churches and the community through high quality learning opportunities and liaison. Work with teachers, advisors and other professionals towards a common

How to obtain

The Cathedral is open to educational groups from 10am. You can visit all year, although there are obvious access restrictions on Sundays, Christmas, Easter and other festivals. The Cathedral is a living church – please telephone 0151 702 7201 to check availability of day and time. Or download a provisional booking form and e-mail it to We will notify you if your date and time is available and if it is not, we will offer alternatives.
In order to fund the work of the Education Centre we do levy a small charge for school visits. Please contact us for current educational charges.

Liverpool Cathedral
L1 7AZ





Main switchboard

0151 709 6271

Education Department

0151 702 7210

Events Department

0151 702 7217


0151 702 7292

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.