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Ely Cathedral

VISIT

Due to COVID-19, the Cathedral is not currently open for visitors but remains open for private prayer from 10am - 2pm Monday - Friday each week, and is open for public worship, please see our worship pages for more details.

Whilst we are closed temporarily, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is considered safe and legal to do so and that will be Monday 17 May, at the earliest.

We pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome to all visitors of this magnificent building and please note that we now 'ask/expect' visitors to book their tickets online prior to arrival.

We welcome you all and assure you that extensive cleaning and Covid-19 Safety measures are 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.

Everyone is welcome at Ely Cathedral. As you enter through the great West Doors, we invite you to enjoy the fantastic view of England's third longest Cathedral. This area is free to enter and also gives you the opportunity to visit the Cathedral shop or to pause to light a candle or use St Catherine's Chapel for private prayer.

If you wish to experience more of the Cathedral, you will need to buy a visitor ticket which must be purchased online in advance. For an additional charge, you can add to your experience of the Cathedral by booking one of our attractive tour packages (subject to availability) and to visit the National Stained Glass Museum, housed within the Cathedral.

Around the cathedral itself you can explore attractive parkland and one of the largest collections of medieval monastery buildings still in daily use. It is easy to spend a whole day, and longer, visiting the cathedral, and also the city of Ely with its attractive riverside and other tourist attractions.

Please use the links on the left to help plan your visit. As the Cathedral is a busy, working church, please do check any 'changes to our opening times' before you visit.


 

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