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.

CAPITAL WORKS PROJECT 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.


CLOSURES

*please note the Quire is closed until Easter 2018 due to scaffolding removal

 

Tues 13 Feb – 1.00pm – 2.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors for a memorial service

Wed 14 Feb – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 15 Feb – 11.45am -12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 22 Feb – 11.45am – 12.30 pm 
North Transept closed to visitors

Wed 28 Feb – 12.00noon – 1.30pm
Retroquire closed to visitors for a funeral service

Thurs 1 Mar – 11.45 am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Fri 2 Mar – 1.00pm – 3.30 pm
Full Cathedral closure to visitors for a memorial service.

Thurs 8 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 15 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 22 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Mon 26 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Tues 27 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Wed 28 Mar – 11.45am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Maundy Thursday: 29 Mar – 10.00am – 1.00pm
Full Cathedral closure to visitors

Good Friday: 30 Mar – 11.00am – 3.00pm
Full Cathedral closure to visitors

Thurs 5 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Mon 9 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 12 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 19 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Mon 23 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Wed 25 Apr – 11.45am -12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 26 Apr – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Tues 1 May – 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 3 May 11.45am – 12.45pm
North Transept closed to visitors

Thurs 10 May – Various Times
Quire closed to visitors 10.00am – 12.30pm
North Transept closed to visitors 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Full Cathedral closure to visitors 4.30pm onwards

4 Aug 12.45pm – 3.00pm
Quire Closed to visitors for a wedding