Closure Notices

This is a living, working building open 365 days a year. Occasionally, for services and special events it is necessary to close the Cathedral or part of the Cathedral to tourist visitors. We are not always able to give advance notice of closures but wherever possible we will include details on this website. Please see at the foot of this page a special section on closures relating to our Capital Works Projects giving details about The Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Triforium Gallery & The South Transept.

This page only includes information about changes to our normal schedule.
We advise that you also check our service listings for full details.

Monday 4 Sept

Cathedral closed to visitors 9.30am – 12.00pm
South Aisle closed due to building works all day

Tuesday 5th Sept
South Aisle closed due to building works all day

Wed 6 Sept
Cathedral closed to visitors 1.00pm – 6.30pm
South Aisle closed due to building works all day

Thur 5 Oct
Quire closed to visitors 10.30am – 11.45am

Sat 14 Oct
Cathedral closed to visitors 10.00am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 17 Oct
Cathedral closed to visitors from 8.30am – 4.30pm
This is due to graduation ceremonies. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Wednesday 18 Oct
Cathedral closed to visitors from 8.30am – 4.30pm
This is due to graduation ceremonies. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday 19 Oct
Cathedral closed to visitors from 8.30am – 4.30pm
This is due to graduation ceremonies. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Friday 20 Oct
Cathedral closed to visitors from 8.30am – 4.30pm
This is due to graduation ceremonies. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Sat 2 Dec
Quire closed to visitors 9.30am – 11.00am

Sat 2 Dec
Cathedral closed to visitors 5.00pm – 6.30pm

Mon 18 Dec
Cathedral closed to visitors 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Wed 20 Dec
Cathedral closed to visitors 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Thurs 21 Dec
Cathedral closed to visitors 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Sat 23 Dec
East End closed to visitors 10.00am – 12.00pm

Sat 23 Dec
East End closed to visitors 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Capital Works Projects Closures

In 2013 the Cathedral was awarded a grant of £10.5m which, after additional fundraising, means that we can commence upon a Capital Works Project worth some £20.5m, and including:

  • Repair and conservation of the Presbytery Roof and High Vault and medieval windows.
  • A three part exhibition in the South Transept entitled Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation.

During this time we are very grateful to our visitors for their understanding as we complete these exciting and transformational projects, details of which can be found here.

The South Transept, which contained the Triforium Gallery, Morley Library, Winchester Bible and Fishermen’s Chapel is now closed. A temporary exhibition featuring one volume of The Winchester Bible is currently on display in the north transept.  

For more information about any of our closures please call the Cathedral Office on 01962 857 200.