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Visitor Tickets and Tours

We recommend booking visitor tickets in advance here, although tickets can be purchased on arrival at the Cathedral. We also offer the option to include a visit to The Stained Glass Museum, housed upstairs in the Cathedral.

Pre-booking is particularly advised if you want to join any of our tours as places are limited. These tours include Octagon Tower Tours, West Tower Tours, Ground Floor Tours, Monastic Tours and Discovery Tours.

Cathedral Visitor Ticket Prices (Monday - Saturday)

Adults: £8.50

Children Under 16: Free (in family group)

Carers: Free (when accompanying a paying adult with additional needs)

Annual Pass: You can upgrade your visitor ticket to an annual pass at no extra cost. Please ask the team on duty during your visit. Please note: Passes are not transferable and are not valid for concerts or events.

Stained Glass Museum (Tuesday - Saturday)
Adults: £4.50 (additional to Cathedral ticket)

The Stained Glass Museum is located on an upper level of Ely Cathedral. Entrance to the museum is via a spiral stone staircase of 40 steps. The stairs are fitted with a handrail. Unfortunately, there is no lift access to the Museum. Further details can be found on the Stained Glass Museum website

How your visit benefits Ely Cathedral

The Cathedral receives no funding from State or Church and we are reliant on the contribution made by our congregation, community and visitors. The upkeep of the Cathedral currently costs £9,000 a day so by purchasing a visitor ticket, you are supporting the running costs and maintenance of the Cathedral and the on-going mission of the Dean and Chapter. Please note everyone is welcome and we will never turn anyone away if they are unable to, or do not wish to, pay to come in.