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Visitor Tickets and Tours

We strongly encourage the wearing face coverings whether visiting the Cathedral or attending an event, concert or a service.

Please Note: On Saturday 04 December we will be closed to visitors from 1.00pm for a Christingle Service. Everyone is welcome to join the service. The Stained Glass Museum will remain open.

We kindly request that all tickets are pre-booked at least one hour ahead of your visit. You will be asked to select a date and can visit the Cathedral at any time on the day between the hours of 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Visitor Tickets can be purchased here

Please be certain of the date you are booking and ensure you include any additional tours or experiences in your transaction such as Octagon Tower Tours, Ground Floor Tours, Monastic Tours or The Stained Glass Museum

Ticket Prices

Cathedral Only: (Monday - Saturday)

Adults: £8

Children Under 16: Free (when accompanied by parent / carer)

Students: Free (in full time education in Cambridgeshire)

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

Annual Pass: When you buy a standard visitor ticket, you can upgrade to a free annual pass at no extra costs. This means you are eligible to visit the Cathedral as often as you like for 12 months.

If you would like to upgrade your £8 visitor ticket to an annual pass free of charge, please ask the team on duty at the Cathedral. They are valid for unlimited return visits for 1 year from the date of your original visit, they apply to ground floor access only and are not transferable.

Annual Passes are not valid for concerts, events or as part of any combined tour ticket such as Tower Tours & Specialist Tours. These all require advanced booking and full payment.

Cathedral and Stained Glass Museum (Tuesday - Saturday)
Adults: £12.50

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 from the south-west transept of Ely Cathedral. 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 so 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.