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.

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

Please be aware that the chair lift in the North Transept is currently out of operation. We have a brand new lift on order which will be installed at the earliest possible opportunity. We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by this and wish to reassure our visitors that the replacement of this chair lift is of the highest priority to the Cathedral.


Wednesday 15 July 2020, 9.00am – 1.00pm
Full Cathedral closure for Sparsholt College Graduations

Thursday 23 July 2020, 12.30pm – 4.00pm 
Full Cathedral closure for Winchester School of Art Graduations

Tuesday 6 October – Friday 9 October 2020, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Full Cathedral closure for University of Winchester Graduations

Tue, 19th Nov OPEN 9:30 - 17:00
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