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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 need to close our doors to visitors for a 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.

Wednesday 30 November
10am – 11am
: The Presbytery will be closed for an Education Conference Service.

Friday 2 December
1pm – 4pm
: The Octagon and Nave will be busier than usual with concert rehearsals. Views and access will be obstructed in places.

Saturday 3 December
3pm
: Christingle Service. Last recommended visitor entry is at 1.30pm as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service. Everyone is welcome to join the service.
During the afternoon the Stained Glass Museum is open as usual. The Cathedral shop will close at 2.30pm.

Monday 5 December
1pm – 4pm
: The Cathedral will be busier than usual with rehearsals for a school concert. Some views and access may be obstructed.

Tuesday 6 December
2pm
: School carol service. Last recommended visitor entry is at 12.30pm as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service. The Stained Glass Museum is open as usual during the afternoon.

Wednesday 7 December
11am – 4pm
: The Cathedral will be busier than usual with rehearsals for a school carol concert. Some views and access may be obstructed.

Friday 9 December
All day
: The Cathedral will be busier than usual with set up for an evening concert. Some views and access may be obstructed.

Saturday 10 December
2pm
: Community Carols. Last recommended visitor entry is at 1pm as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service. Everyone is welcome to join the service.
During the afternoon West Tower tours will run and the Stained Glass Museum is open as usual.

Wednesday 14 December
2.30pm
: School carol service. Last recommended visitor entry is at 1pm as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service. The Stained Glass Museum is open as usual during the afternoon. The Cathedral shop will close at 2.30pm.

Thursday 15 December
2.30pm
: School carol service. Last recommended visitor entry is at 1pm as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service. The Stained Glass Museum is open as usual during the afternoon. The Cathedral shop will close at 2.30pm.

Friday 16 December
11am
: School carol service. Recommended visitor entry is from 12 noon as access to the cathedral will be very limited during the service . The Stained Glass Museum will open as usual at 10am. The Cathedral shop will open at 12 noon.

Monday 19 December
10am – 4pm
: Organ tuning.
Please note that organ tuning involves loud and repetitive noise.

Saturday 24 December – Christmas Eve
Visitor access will be limited due to Crib Services at 12 noon and 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join the services. Please note: no tours run on Christmas Eve. The Cathedral shop will be open 10am - 3pm.

Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
Visitor access will between 12.30pm and 3.30pm as usual. Please note: no tours run on Christmas Day.

Monday 26 December – Boxing Day
Visitor access will be between 10am and 3pm today. Please note: no tours run on Boxing Day.