Skip to main content
West Tower clock

Opening Hours

Visitor Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (last entry 3:00pm)

Changes to Visitor Opening Hours
Very occasionally we may need to close our doors to visitors for a service, event, filming or maintenance; or restrict visitors from certain parts of the Cathedral. We are aware that 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.

Tuesday 17 May
10am - 4pm: The Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum will be closed to visitors all day for an event.

Wednesday 18 May
12 noon - 2pm:
Visitor access to the Lady Chapel will be restricted due to a private function.

Thursday 19 May
10.15am - 11am:
The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a service.
1pm - 2pm:
The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for a concert. All visitors are welcome to attend the concert

Saturday 21 May
10am - 4pm:
Visitor access to the Octagon area will be restricted due to set up and rehearsals for a concert.

Thursday 26 May
10.15am - 11.15am:
Visitor access to the Lady Chapel will be restricted due to a service.

Friday 27 May
10.15am - 2pm:
The Presbytery and East End will be closed to visitors due to weddings.
2.30pm - 4pm:
The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for a school service. Last visitor entry will be 1.30pm.
Please note: The Stained Glass Museum will remain open till 4pm as usual.

Saturday 28 May
10am - 4pm: The Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum will be closed to visitors all day for OU graduations.

Tuesday 31 May
10am - 11.30am:
Visitor access in the Octagon will be restricted due to a service.
11.30am - 12.30pm:
Visitor access to the Lady Chapel will be restricted due to a private function.
2pm - 4pm:
Visitor access in the Nave will be restricted at times due to a graduation rehearsal.

Wednesday 1 June
10am - 12 noon:
There may be some restrictions to visitor access in the Nave and Octagon due to school graduation rehearsals.

Thursday 2 June
1.30pm - 3pm:
Visitor access to the Lady Chapel will be restricted due to set up for an event.
3pm - 5pm:
The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for an event.

Monday 6 June
10am - 4pm: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors all day for a wedding.

Thursday 9 June
10.15am - 11.15am:
There will be some restrictions on visitor access to the Lady Chapel due to a children’s service.
10.15am -11am:
The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a service.

Saturday 11 June
11am - 12.30pm
: The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for a Walsingham Cell Mass. All are welcome to join the service.
12.15pm – 4pm:
The East End and Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Sunday 12 June
12 noon - 1pm:
There will be restricted visitor access in the North Transept due to a community forum meeting.
1pm - 2pm:
There will be restricted visitor access in the Lady Chapel due to a community lunch.

Tuesday 14 June
10.15am - 11.15am:
There will be restricted visitor access to the North Transept due to a children’s service.

Wednesday 15 June
10am - 4pm:
Organ tuning. Please note that organ tuning involves loud and repetitive noise.

Thursday 16 June
12.45pm - 2.30pm:
The East End and Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Friday 17 June
12.15pm - 2pm:
The East End and Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a memorial service.

Thursday 23 June
10am - 11.15am:
Visitor access in the Lady Chapel will be restricted due to a children’s service.
1pm - 2pm:
The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. Everyone is welcome to attend the concert.

Saturday 25 June
1pm - 4pm:
Visitor access to the Octagon area will be restricted due to concert rehearsals.

Monday 27 June
10am - 4pm:
The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors due to set up for an exhibition.

Tuesday 28 June
10am - 4pm:
The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors due to set up for an exhibition.

Wednesday 29 June
10am - 12 noon:
There will be restricted visitor access to the South Transept due to a school event.

Thursday 30 June
10am - 12 noon
: There will be restricted visitor access to the Octagon area due to rehearsals for a service.
1pm - 2pm:
The Presbytery will be closed to visitors for a lunchtime concert. Everyone is welcome to attend the concert.