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Are you aged 21 – 40?

Open the doors to Durham’s past and become part of our future as a Young Patron.

Who are the Young Patrons?

They are an active group of graduates, professionals and supporters of Durham Cathedral. Join them and enjoy:

  • Experiencing the Cathedral as never before
  • Meeting fantastic people
  • Getting up close and personal to history and heritage through architecture and our collections
  • Helping keep Durham Cathedral’s future bright

Gift membership available

Gift memberships are a great way to celebrate a special occasion or birthday by giving exclusive access to Durham Cathedral. Just download the Gift Membership form (PDF). If you would prefer the initial pack to be sent to you directly, please put your address under the Gift Recipient’s name.


For just £5 monthly or £60 annual or
Joint Membership for £6.60 monthly or £80 annual, you’ll receive:

  • Invitation to the annual Young Patrons Picnic
  • Hosted unique events throughout the year
  • Annual Magazine Dunholm
  • 50% off individual Open Treasure tickets
  • 10% off Cathedral Shop
  • 10% off Undercroft Restaurant

Exclusive invitations

There's more than just the picnic! Get invitations to unique film nights, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Find out more in Young Patron events.

How to become a Young Patron

Download the membership form:

Then return it by email to or by post to:

Durham Cathedral Office
The College
Durham DH1 3EH

You can also join at the Visitor Desk inside the Cathedral.

Thoughts of a Young Patron:

“In my time as a student the Cathedral was always a place of calm among a very hectic schedule, so I was very pleased to be able to give a little bit back as a Young Patron." – Edward