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

Cathedral visiting hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Saturday, 12 noon-4pm Sunday

Durham Cathedral Museum is currently closed on Sundays, please check the museum's webpage for the latest information. Last entry to the museum on a weekday is 3.30pm.

Durham Cathedral's facilities for visitors including the museum, cafe, shop and visitor desk are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday.

As a working cathedral, sometimes access for visitors is disrupted at short notice due to events and services. Please check the cathedral's website for the most up to date information.

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