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Special Interest Tours

Delve deeper into the fascinating history of Ely Cathedral on one of our Special Interest Tours with our knowledgeable guides, followed by lunch at the 13th century Almonry Restaurant*

We also offer Bespoke Tours, see information at the bottom of this page.

2024 Special Interest Tour Dates
Tours start at 11.30am

Wednesday 29 May & Wednesday 9 October
Reformation and Reconciliation at Ely Cathedral
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Friday 14 June & Friday 12 July
The Life of a Medieval Monk in Ely
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Friday 28 June
Art in the Cathedral
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Friday 26 July
Screen and Print
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Thursday 1 August
Martyrs and Militia of Ely

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Wednesday 7 August
Etheldreda

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Friday 23 August
Cathedral Faces

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Friday 6 September
The Victorian Restoration

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Wednesday 18 September
In Search of Ely Cathedral’s Women

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Friday 25 October
A Social History of Ely Cathedral
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What's included:
Admission to Ely Cathedral.
An hour / hour and a half guided tour.
Lunch at the 13th century Almonry Restaurant
* This is a 2-course lunch from the daily menu, either a soup starter and main course, or a main course and dessert. The daily menu can be found here. Please note this does not include the specials menu.

Tickets: £25 per person (for up to 6-8 people with a guide). Tickets must be pre-booked online up to the day before your visit, via the links on this page. These tours are not suitable for children.

Please meet your guide at the west end of the Nave, 5 minutes before your tour is due to start.

The Blessed Virgin Mary by David Wynne in the Lady Chapel

Bespoke Tours

We also offer Bespoke Tours about Family History and Family Connections with Former Bishops.
To find out more about these tours please contact our Groups and Visits Co-ordinator

Bespoke Family History Tour of Ely Cathedral
If you can trace your family back to Ely prior to 1860 your ancestors will almost certainly have had dealings with the Cathedral and the officers of Holy Trinity Parish. This tour focuses on the relationship of the ordinary people of Ely with their Cathedral. It can be tailored, on request, to fit any eras in which you may have a particular interest. After the tour you may also like to take time to consult transcriptions of some of Holy Trinity’s records which can be made available to you on site.

Bespoke Family Connections with Former Bishops of Ely Tour
If you are the relative of a former Bishop of Ely and keen to explore further, we can tailor a tour for you. We have a wonderful array of resources available to us and as we’ll need some time to complete the necessary research, we ask for a fortnight’s notice to prepare the tour.