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Free Cathedral Entry

Like many other cathedrals, we charge a visitor fee to help support the upkeep and maintenance of this magnificent building, and to continue its long tradition of daily worship and music.

We offer free entry to the following:

Local Residents in CB6 or CB7 postcodes - with proof of address (eg driving licence/household bill).

Cambridgeshire Students - in full time further or higher education in a Cambridgeshire school, college or university, with valid student ID.

Friends of Ely Cathedral and Members of the Order of Etheldreda - with membership card.

Parish Pass Holders - for those on the electoral roll of churches in the Ely Diocese, with valid pass. To apply for a pass, please use this link to download the application form:

Ely Cathedral Parish Pass application form


Please note:
Free entry only applies to visitor tickets, not to concerts, events, Monastic Tours or Discovery Tours.

It is not possible to book free visitor tickets on line. To book a tower or ground floor tour with free entry, please contact us at Box Office prior to your visit.