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Due to the current national lockdown, Ely Cathedral is temporarily closed to visitors.

If you have already booked a ticket, you will be contacted about a refund in due course.

Please note that visitor tickets must be booked online in advance. Please use link below. 
This has been introduced as part of our special measures to manage numbers and maintain social distancing.

We welcome you all and assure you that extensive cleaning and Covid-19 Safety measures remain in place. We are proud that Ely Cathedral has achieved Visit Britain's 'Good to Go' COVID-19 industry standard for attractions, confirming that clear processes are in place to protect the safety of our worshippers, visitors, staff and volunteers.


  • There are two bookable entry slots: The morning slot is valid anytime between 10am to 1pm. The afternoon slot is valid anytime 1pm to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm), Monday to Saturday. However, please be aware that these times vary in December due to the additional services taking place.
  • The Cathedral is open to visitors on Sunday between 1pm and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm). There is no admission charge on Sunday but pre booking essential for Test & Trace purposes. 
  • We will have limited visitor tickets available for each slot. Pre-booking is essential
  • You will receive your e-ticket via email as a pdf attachment.
    Please print this or download it to your smart phone/device for scanning upon entry
  • West and Octagon Tower Tours are not available at the moment.
  • Stained Glass Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday | 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Stained Glass Museum is located on the upper level of Ely Cathedral and is accessed by a stone spiral staircase of 40 steps. Further details
  • Last entry into the Cathedral is 3.30pm Monday - Saturday and at 3pm on Sundays
  • Cathedral Pass Holders - Those with Cathedral passes do not need to book tickets online but please have your passes with you when you visit
  • Group Bookings (15 or more) are available. Contact our Groups and Visits Co-ordinator on 01353 660359 (voicemail out of hours - We will call you back within 5 working days) or by email: gro/lardehtacyle//stisiv
  • Visitor FAQ's
  • Please check 'Cathedral Closures' before visiting

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