Opening Times & Admissions

On this page you’ll find the latest opening times. For news of the Cathedral’s re-opening plans including information about safety measures we’ve put in place, please visit re-opening the cathedral.

Like many other cathedrals, we charge visitors an admission fee for entry, which helps to defray our maintenance and running costs.

Attending services

The cathedral is currently open for services on Sundays at 8am and 10am, and Wednesdays at 12pm. No charges are made for those who come to join our worship or who wish to pray privately and everyone is welcome. View service listings.

Visiting the Cathedral: Opening Times from Saturday 1 August

On occasion, for special services and events, temporary closures or limited access are necessary. If you are making a special visit please do check our list of temporary closures.

Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Gift Shop
Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Mon – Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Kings & Scribes: The Birth of a Nation
Including the Morley Library

Mon – Sat: 11.00am – 3.00pm

Sun: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

The Crypt

Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check back soon for a re-opening date.

The Deanery Bookstall

Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check back soon for a re-opening date.

Dean Garnier Garden

Currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check back soon for a re-opening date.

Visiting the Cathedral: Admission Prices

When you buy an entry ticket, you’re eligible to visit as often as you like for 12 months. Your visit also helps to support the work of the Dean and Chapter. The Cathedral receives no funding from State or Church so we are reliant on the contribution made by our congregation, community and visitors.

Pay today and visit as often as you like for 12 months.
Adult – £9.95
Concession – £8.00
Student – £6.50
Children under 16 (with family) – Free

Tower tour – Not currently available
Audio tour – Not currently available

Are you eligible for Gift Aid?
If you are a UK taxpayer, please ask to Gift Aid your admission.

Gift Aid admission allows us to reclaim tax on the full amount paid, so for every £1 you give the Cathedral can claim an extra 25p.

Visitors’ Chaplains
Our visitors’ chaplains, identifiable by their bright blue chaplain’s collar, are available in the Cathedral on most days. As well as leading hourly prayers, they are available for a chat, to listen and to offer informal prayer.

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for personal use. Photography is not allowed during services and no commercial photography is permitted within the Cathedral or Cathedral grounds. For information about commercial photography, view our filming and photography page.

Useful information

While we welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and support dogs in Winchester Cathedral, we kindly request that visitors restrict all other animals to the Cathedral grounds. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

We also kindly request that visitors refrain from bringing food and drink into the Cathedral (with the exception of bottled water).

Thank you for your understanding.

Find out more

Download a map of the Cathedral and Close (PDF)
Includes the Visitors’ Centre, Education Centre and Cathedral Office

Visit our online shop
Find original and inspiring books, CDs, gifts and souvenirs


Wed, 23rd Sep OPEN 9:30 - 17:00
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