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Please note that visitor tickets must be booked online in advance. Please use link at the bottom of this page.

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.


The general admission ticket is valid for one day, Mondays - Saturdays, any time between 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) and can be used for re-entry during those hours.

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. 

The Cathedral is open to visitors on Sundays between 1pm and 3.30pm (last entry 3pm).  Admission is free but pre-booking is essential for Test & Trace purposes. Please note: There is a charge for group visits on Sundays, and any groups must be booked in advance. Please contact our Groups and Visits Co-ordinator on 01353 660359 or by email:

The Stained Glass Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 3.30pm, and joint tickets with the Cathedral are available to book online. 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

We offer a range of tours, all available for pre-booking. Please see: 'Octagon Tower Tours', 'Private Ground floor', 'Specialist Tour and Lunch' and 'Monastic Tour and Tea' for further information and how to book.

Cathedral Pass Holders - Those with Cathedral passes do not need to book tickets online but please have your passes with you when you visit.

All Groups visits must be booked in advance. Please contact our Groups and Visits Co-ordinator on 01353 660359 or by email:

For general information, please check Visitor FAQ's

Please check 'Changes to our Opening Hours' before visiting.

Please note that in July there are some days when we have limited opening hours for Visitors. These are:
Saturday 3 July - closed 1pm - 4pm (last entry 12pm)
Thursday 8 July - closed 10am -12pm
Friday 9 July - closed 10am - 12pm

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