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Durham Cathedral is closed to the public in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

What is the situation?


In line with the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 23 March and direction from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Durham Cathedral is closed to the public.

Read our news release on Durham Cathedral's plans for Easter here: Church is changing: Durham Cathedral announces digital Easter plans

How are Durham Cathedral's activities affected?


Public worship is suspended. Our services continue online - find out how to be involved on our online worship resources page.

Our museum Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral Library, the Undercroft Restaurant and the Cathedral Shop are closed. Public tours, group visits and access to the cathedral tower is suspended.

We have postponed or cancelled all scheduled public events for an initial three-month period. If you have a ticket for an event that has been cancelled you will be contacted directly. 

Keeping you up to date


Durham Cathedral is regularly reviewing this situation and is abiding by guidelines from the UK government, the Church of England and Public Health England. This page was last updated on 27 March.

Updates will also be provided on our social media channels, @durhamcathedral on Facebook and Twitter.