Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral is cherished for magnificent Romanesque architecture, the shrine of St Cuthbert and the tomb of the Venerable Bede.

Durham Cathedral is a place of worship, welcome and hospitality at the heart of the city. Open Treasure is the world class exhibition experience housed within the country’s most intact set of monastic buildings. Visitors can journey through the medieval Monks’ Dormitory and Great Kitchen while discovering the Cathedral’s superb collections in permanent and temporary exhibitions. Interactive displays bring the Cathedral’s past to life, while artwork from the Cathedral’s outreach projects connects it to the wider community.

Durham Cathedral

Free to all

The College, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3EH

01913 387178


Opening times

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.

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).

Undercroft Restaurant
Open Daily, 10.00am until 4.30pm.

The Cathedral Shop
Open Daily, 9.00am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, 12noon until 5.00pm on Sundays.

Open Treasure will be occasionally closed whilst we change rolling exhibitions in the Collections Gallery.

The Undercroft Restaurant is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

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