Opening Times



April – October: 9.00 – 16.45

November – March: 9.00 – 16.00


12 noon – 17.00

Visitors are always welcome at services.

Service times are listed here.


Open during Minster opening hours Monday – Saturday.


Open Monday – Friday 09.30 – 17.00


Open Monday – Friday 09.30 – 17.00


The churchyard is closed until further notice due to restoration work on the north tower.

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The Minster welcomes tens of thousands of visitors a year and is usually open every day

Occasionally the Minster, or part of it, may need to close or only offer restricted access for a service, special event or day to day maintenance. We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, as we know that people travel long distances to visit us.

Please remember to check for last minute changes prior to your visit as some events, such as funerals, are only arranged at short notice.

Check ‘Today at the Minster’ for possible events and closures.

Notice of closure.

The Minster will be closed on Thursday 23 January from 11.00am and all day on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January to allow filming to take place in the Minster and surrounding area.

We try to ensure that there are always members of the staff available to answer questions or to address special needs.

During the busiest periods there are welcomers present, a virger on duty and staff in the shop.