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We know that people travel long distances to visit Ely Cathedral so we try to minimise periods of closure as much as possible. Very occasionally Ely Cathedral may need to close its doors to visitors for a service, event, filming or maintenance or restrict visitors from certain parts of the cathedral. As soon as we know about a closure the information will be posted here.

Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice. Contact Ely Cathedral West Door Desk +44 (0)1353 660344 (Mon-Sat 9.30am-4pm) or email gro/lardehtacyle//stisiv

There is a major repair and conservation project taking place on the roof of the South Nave Aisle of the Cathedral.
Between Monday 15 October - Friday 9 November, some areas of the nave may be cordoned off to ensure visitor and staff safety.


Monday 15 October - Friday 9 November | The Stained Glass Museum will be closed to the public due to the removal of scaffolding from the South Nave Aisle repair and conservation project.

Friday 19 October 1.45pm - 3.30pm | The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors due to a wedding.

Saturday 20 October 12.15pm - 1.30pm | The Lady Chapel only will be closed to visitors for the Walsingham Cell Mass. All are welcome to join the service.

Thursday 25 October 9.30am - 1pm | Organ tuning. The Cathedral remains fully open and tours take place as usual.

Saturday 27 October 1pm - 4pm | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the Diocesan Licenced Lay Ministry Licencing service.

Monday 29 October 11.45am - 1pm | The Presbytery only will be closed for a wedding anniversary celebration service.

Wednesday 31 October 11.15am - 1pm | The Presbytery only will be closed for the Ely Theological College Reunion Eucharist.

Saturday 3 November | There will be restricted visitor access throughout the cathedral all day due to the National Fresh Expressions Conference taking place.

Wednesday 14 November | There will be limited visitor access to the Cathedral throughout the day due to preparations for the Christmas Gift & Food Fair.

The Chapter apologise for any inconvenience