The Cathedral is open every day of the year. The Chapter of Durham is committed to providing free entry for all; when you visit please donate as generously as you can so that free entry can remain.

The Cathedral is open for worship and private prayer between 7.30am and 9.30am Monday to Saturday; 7.45am and 12.30pm on Sunday.

The Cathedral is open to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday; and 5.30pm on Sunday.

Occasionally the Cathedral may close early due to a special event or service. Please visit to plan your visit. 

Open Treasure
Open Daily, 10.00am until 5.00pm Monday to Saturday (last admission 4.00pm), 12.30pm until 5.00pm on Sundays (last admission 4.00pm). 
Please be aware that Open Treasure will be closed on Good Friday.

Please note, Open Treasure will be occasionally closed whilst we change rolling exhibitions in the Collections Gallery: closure dates can be found here. Admission applies to Open Treasure. 

You are welcome to join us for worship at our regular services. Please note that access to parts of the Cathedral may be restricted prior to and during regular services.

8.00am - Holy Communion
10.00am - Matins
11.15am - Sung Eucharist
3.30pm - Evensong
8.45am - Morning Prayer
12.30pm - Holy Communion
5.15pm - Evensong or Evening Prayer

Wednesdays and Church festivals
7.30am - Holy Communion

The Cathedral is an active place of worship. During special services and some special events, access to parts of the Cathedral may be restricted. Visit our Occasional Limited Access page for further details.

Please contact the Cathedral Office if you wish to visit on a particular day, especially when travelling far.  Visitors are always welcome to attend services.