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Opening Hours

Visitor Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: Between 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Open from 12:30pm and closes at 5pm

Changes to Visitor Opening Hours
Very occasionally we need to close our doors to visitors for a private service, event, filming or maintenance; or restrict access to certain parts of the Cathedral. We are aware people travel long distances to visit Ely Cathedral so we try to minimise periods of closure as much as possible.

As soon as we know about a closure the information will be posted below. Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice.

Until Friday 10 February
The Cathedral Shop will be closed for refurbishment. You can browse our online shop here

Saturday 4 February
2pm - 4pm
: The Octagon and Nave will be busier than usual due to an event for children: Sing. Some access and views may be obstructed at times.

Monday 13 February
10am - 4pm
: Organ tuning.
Please note that organ tuning involves loud and repetitive noise.

Friday 17 February
10am - 2pm
: Exhibition set up in Lady Chapel - Golgotha 2022 - Exhibition of Paintings by Stephen Tromans The chapel will remain open to visitors but the set up may restrict some access and involve some drilling from midday

Thursday 23 February
1pm - 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 24 February
12 noon - 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.

Thursday 2 March
1pm – 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 3 March
12 noon – 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.

Tuesday 7 March
2.45pm – 4pm
: The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for a school service.

Thursday 9 March
1pm – 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 10 March
12 noon – 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.

Saturday 11 March
1pm – 4pm
: The Nave and Octagon will be busier than usual with concert rehearsals. Some access and views may be obstructed at times.

Thursday 16 March
1pm – 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 17 March
12 noon – 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.

Saturday 18 March
10am – 12 noon
: The main Cathedral will be closed to visitors for a school confirmation service. Visitor access will be from 12 noon.
The Stained Glass Museum
will open as usual at 10am.

Monday 20 March
10am – 4pm
: Organ tuning.
Please note that organ tuning involves loud and repetitive noise.

Thursday 23 March
1pm – 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 24 March
12 noon – 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.

Wednesday 29 March
12 noon
: Visitor access today will be from 12 noon following a school service at 11am.
The Stained Glass Museum will open at 10am as usual.

Thursday 30 March
1pm – 2pm
: The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. All are welcome to attend the concert.

Friday 31 March
12 noon – 2pm
: The Lady Chapel will be in use for a service of Holy Communion and Lent lunch. Access to the Chapel during this time will only be for those attending the service and lunch.