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

Ely Cathedral is now open to visitors, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 1pm to 3.30pm. Extensive cleaning and Covid-19 Safety measures have also been put in place. 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.
  • 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 at the same time as the Cathedral but currently closed to visitors on Sundays. 
  • 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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