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CHANGES TO OPENING HOURS

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.

2021

Saturday 19 June
3-4pm: Visitor access in the Octagon may be restricted at times due to a concert rehearsal.

Thursday 24 June
10am - 11.30am: The Lady Chapel only will be closed to visitors for a service.
11.45am - 12.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a service of Holy Communion.
All are welcome to join the service.

Friday 25 June
1.30pm - 4pm: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for King's Ely Prize-giving. Last entry for visitors will be at 1pm.
Please note: the Stained Glass Museum will remain open during the afternoon.

Wednesday 30 June
10am - 4pm: Visitor access may be restricted in the Octagon and Nave at times due to installation of an exhibition.

Thursday 1 July
10am - 12.30pm: There may be some restrictions to visitor access in the Octagon due to ordination rehearsals during the morning.
11.45am - 12.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a service of Holy Communion.
All are welcome to join the service.

Friday 2 July
1pm - 3.30pm: There will be some restrictions to visitor access in the Lady Chapel due to a workshop taking place.

Saturday 3 July
1pm - 4pm: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for an Ordination Service. Last visitor access will be at 12 noon.
The Stained Glass Museum will be open as usual during the afternoon.

Thursday 8 July
10am - 12 noon: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's Junior School Prizegiving.
The Stained Glass Museum and shop will be open as usual from 10am.
12 noon - 12.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a service of Holy Communion. All are welcome to join the service.

Friday 9 July
10am - 12 noon: The Cathedral will be closed to visitors for the King's School end of term service.
The Stained Glass Museum and shop will be open as usual from 10am.

Saturday 10 July
11am - 1.30pm: There will be some restrictions to visitor access in the Octagon due to concert rehearsals.
1.45pm - 3.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Wednesday 14 July
10am - 4pm: Organ tuning. Please note that organ tuning involves loud and repetitive noise
1pm - 5pm: There may be some restrictions to visitor access in the Lady Chapel, due to setting up for an evening event.

Thursday 15 July
11.45am - 12.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a service of Holy Communion.
All are welcome to join the service.

Thursday 16 July
1.30pm - 3.30pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a memorial service.

Thursday 22 July
10am - 11.30am: The Lady Chapel only will be closed to visitors for a service.
11.45am - 12.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a service of Holy Communion.
All are welcome to join the service.

Friday 23 July
12.15pm - 2.15pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Thursday 29 July
11.45am - 1.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

Saturday 31 July
10am - 4pm: There will be restricted access to the Lady Chapel due to a Lego Building family event*
11.45am - 1.45pm: The Presbytery only will be closed to visitors for a wedding.

*Lego Creatures - 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm. Create your own endangered Lego animal, ideal for children 6+. Tickets £5 per builder, further details and to book here. Please note: attending this event does not include access to the main Cathedral, so please book visitor tickets here in addition if required.