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Durham Cathedral Museum Tours

Monday 19 July to Friday 31 December

This unique behind-the-scenes experience tells the stories of the cathedral, including what life was like for the monks who once lived here. The tour will start in the cloister, and lead you through the medieval buildings giving you the chance to explore the Great Kitchen and the Monks' Dormitory. Once part of the Benedictine monastery, these extraordinary spaces now house the museum collections, such as the remarkable treasures of St Cuthbert.

Book tickets online here.


Step into over 1000 years of stories from pilgrims who made special journeys here, residents of Durham City, the people who lived and worshipped here. Enjoy a 90 minute tour led by a specially-trained guide with plenty of time to ask questions.

Explore a taste of Durham Cathedral Museum's remarkable collections and historic spaces on our museum page.

To continue to keep all visitors, staff and volunteers safe, face coverings are a requirement of attending this tour as there are confined, indoor spaces. Each tour will be for up to 10 people, who can come from different households. We encourage maintaining social distancing where possible.

Tour dates and times:
Daily (except some Fridays) at regular intervals throughout the day.

Meeting point:
North side of the Cloister, immediately to the left of the south door.

Tickets:
•    adult £12.50
•    child £4.50 (children under 8 free)
•    family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £27.50

Booking is available online only, book your tickets here.

Get in touch with visitor.desk@durhamcathedral.co.uk if you have queries about refunding or amending your tickets.