The Cathedral is a very busy place.

Occasionally there may limited access to all or parts of the Cathedral because of a service, special event, or day to day ongoing repairs. We do try to minimise these times, knowing that people often travel from a distance to visit. As soon as we know about a closure or limited access we post information below. As we are a working church some services, such as funerals, are arranged at short notice.

Please do remember to check for any last minutes changes prior to your visit. Our current fortnightly schedule for services and events can be seen here, or visit the What's On section of the website.   

Tuesday 26 June and Friday 29 June, Durham University Graduation ceremonies will be taking place and there will be limited access to the Cathedral.


Please note there is no access to the top of the Cathedral Tower at present as we can carry out essential conservation and repairs. 

Open Treasure is occasionally closed for temporary exhibition changeovers, and will be closed during the following periods:

Sunday 10 June to Monday 18 June inclusive for the installation of our Miners exhibition.