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CATHEDRAL CLOSURES

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

August 2017 - Summer 2018

There is a major repair and conservation project taking place on the roof of the South Nave Aisle of the Cathedral. At times, some areas of the nave are cordoned off to ensure visitor safety.

2018

Thursday 21 June - Sunday 24 June inclusive | Due to the Flower Festival the Cathedral will be much busier than usual.
The only tours available will be tower tours.
Please note that during the Flower Festival access to the Cathedral will be by Flower Festival Ticket ONLY.

Monday 25 June | The Cathedral will be CLOSED to visitors due to the dismantling of the Flower Festival.
Our expert guides will be available at 10.45am, Midday, 2pm and 3pm for outdoor tours of the Cathedral's Monastic Buildings.

Friday 29 June | Restricted access to the Lady Chapel only due to preparations for an event in the evening.

Saturday 30 June 4pm onwards | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for an Ordination Service.

Wednesday 4 July 9.30am - 1pm | Restricted visitor access to the Lady Chapel, due to school activities taking place there.
10am - 5pm | Some areas of the Cathedral will have restricted access for visitors due to rehearsals for a concert in the evening.
Please note the Octagon Tower will be closed to visitors today.

Thursday 5 July 10am - Midday | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors due to King's Ely Prizegiving Service. West Tower tours will still be available.

Friday 6 July 10.30am - Midday | The Cathedral will be closed to visitors due to King's Ely End of Term Service. West Tower tours will still be available.

Monday 9 July | Restricted visitor access to the Presbytery due to rehearsals for an evening performance.

Tuesday 10 July | Restricted visitor access to the Presbytery due to rehearsals for an evening performance.

Saturday 14 July 12.15pm - 1.30pm | The Lady Chapel will be closed to visitors for the Walsingham Cell Mass. All are welcome to join the service.

The Chapter apologise for any inconvenience