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Welcome to Durham Cathedral

Take time for reflection and prayer, enjoy a family-friendly day out, and explore history on your doorstep.

Friday 20 May: opening hours are 10am-1pm, due to a funeral in the afternoon.

Service times

Worship with us at the cathedral or online.

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Opening times

Durham Cathedral is open daily as a working church, pilgrimage destination, regional heritage icon and exciting day out.

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Cathedrals at Night: 23 May

Explore Durham Cathedral at dusk as it opens its doors for a special evening event. Explore the museum, climb the tower and step into secret spaces which are open exclusively for this event.

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Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

28 May to 5 June

Enjoy a picnic in the cloisters, a royal-themed museum exhibition, a celebratory service and more at Durham Cathedral to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Find out what's on

Safeguarding

We take the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously. Find out how to report a concern.

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Durham Cathedral Museum

A unique experience telling the tales of the cathedral, leading you through the medieval monastery including the Great Kitchen and Monks' Dormitory. Step into over 1000 years of stories and see the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.

Explore the museum

Climb 325 steps up the central tower

Enjoy amazing views over Durham City and the countryside beyond. Multiple climbs run every day, limited to 6 people per climb.

Find out more

Explore Durham Cathedral

Learn fascinating facts about Durham Cathedral, including the Shrine of St Cuthbert, Romanesque architecture and stained glass.

See inside the cathedral

Resources for prayer and worship

A range of online resources to guide your prayer and worship.

Discover our downloadable resources

Download our outdoor riverbank trails

Free family-friendly trails developed by local people to help you explore the woodlands and riverbanks surrounding Durham Cathedral. Trails on nature, history, pilgrimage, photography and geology.

Plan an outdoor adventure

Jobs at Durham Cathedral

Find and apply for the latest vacancies at the cathedral. 

See job adverts

Frequently asked questions

Is there an entry charge? Are dogs allowed? Where can I park? Can I bring a large bag?

Get answers to common visitor questions