WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OFFERING A WARM WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS OF THIS MAGNIFICENT BUILDING WHETHER YOUR INTEREST IS RELIGIOUS, HISTORICAL, ARCHITECTURAL OR SIMPLY TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THIS WONDERFUL PLACE
It costs over £6000 per day to keep Ely Cathedral open. We ask you to help us by paying an admissions charge. Your ticket allows you to return as often as you wish for a whole year.
We will never turn anyone away because they are unable to pay, so please talk to the Admissions Staff at the desk if this is the case.
There is no charge before 9am, after 5pm, on a Sunday, if you are attending a service or have come here specifically to pray. Admission is free to the Refectory Café and to the Cathedral Shop.
Please remember to view this page (Cathedral Closures) before you plan your visit, just in case!
Ely Cathedral Residents Pass - If you are local and live in the CB6 or CB7 postal area you are entitled to a free pass to Ely Cathedral. Passes are issued from the admissions desk inside the Cathedral. Please bring proof of identity and proof of residence. This could be a recent household bill/drivers licence/bank statement in your name, and we will issue you with a Residents Pass which gives you free access to the Cathedral at any time the building is open to the public. The pass is valid for two years and non-transferable.
Ely Cathedral Parish Pass - If you are a regular worshipper at a church within the Diocese of Ely you are entitled to a free pass to Ely Cathedral. Please ask your vicar or parish priest to confirm you are on the electoral role and once the form is completed we can issue you with a Parish Pass. This pass is valid for five years and is non-transferable.
Thank you so much for helping us sustain the life and worship of this magnificent Cathedral, for this and for future generations.