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
CHRISTMAS WITH DURHAM CATHEDRAL CHOIR: The Messiah
- 15 December 2018 7:30-9:30pm
Durham Cathedral Choir is joined by the Avison Ensemble, for a festive performance of Handel's famous oratorio. Soloists will be from within Durham Cathedral Choir, the orchestra is led by Pavlo Beznosiuk. Tickets: from £8 to £28 available from the Cathedral's Visitor Desk 0191 338 7178 or online.
- Any age
Tickets: from £8 to £28 available from the Cathedral's Visitor Desk 0191 338 7178 or online.
St John Passion
- 14 April 2019 7-9pm
Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Avison Ensemble to perform Bach’s stunning St John Passion on the evening of Palm Sunday 2019. This unmissable concert will be conducted by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral. The orchestra will be led by reknowned period instrument violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk.
- Any age
Tickets: £8 to £28 available from the Cathedral's Visitor Desk 0191 338 7178 or online.