16 November 2017
Thursday 16 November – Sunday 19 November
4.00pm - 10.30pm

Back in Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with a series of light installations and projections to explore. The Cathedral once again is central to Lumiere, the UK's largest light festival produced by Artichoke with an exciting installation by Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena working with the Durham Cathedral Guild of Bellringers and guests.

The Cathedral Shop and Undercroft Restaurant will be open each evening for visitors to enjoy. A variety of refreshments will also be available in the Cathedral College, at the rear of the Cathedral.

City centre admission will be restricted between 4.30pm –7.30pm. During this peak period free tickets are required.  For more information see

Visitors to Durham and Lumiere are welcome to the Cathedral during the daytime and to attend any of services. 

Of particular interest is Open Treasure, our new world-class exhibition experience that takes visitors on a journey through the most intact medieval monastic buildings in the UK, telling the story of Christianity in North East England and the story of Durham Cathedral. Highlights include a rolling exhibition programme showcasing objects from the Cathedral’s internationally important collections, and the display of the Treasures of St Cuthbert in the monastic Great Kitchen.  The Treasures are some of the most significant surviving examples of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval metalwork, textiles and woodwork in existence today.

For more information on Open Treasure and the Treasures of St Cuthbert, please click here: