Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Please note that due to conservation work taking place in the Cathedral there will be no visitor access to the Quire and South Transept from Tuesday 3 November onwards. Thank you for your understanding.

We ask that visitors make a donation upon entrance to the Cathedral. Our suggestion donation is £5.00 per adult visitor. It costs over £6,000 each day keep the Cathedral open. We don't receive any government or regular central church funding so rely on the generosity of our visitors to help look after the building.

Some of the things your donations go towards:

  • Our onsite Stone Masons and the conservation of the building
  • Our Education and Outreach programme
  • Our world class choral music
  • Our Breakfast Club and work with the homeless of Gloucester

Keeping Our Visitors Safe 

Please watch our short video below which illustrates the new protective measures we have introduced to keep our visitors safe.

Your visit will be a little different to normal. Please read the information below before travelling.

We're Good To Go:


We’re delighted to have been awarded Visit Britain ’s We’re Good to Go status, which means that the we’ve followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing.


How we are keeping everyone safe:

Gloucester Cathedral is covid-secure and to keep everyone safe, we have introduced some new protective measures, so a visit will be a little different to normal. These include:

Shortening our opening hours. Click here to see current opening times.

Limiting capacity to allow for physical distancing. When we are open to general visitors we will limit capacity, especially at peak times, this may mean queuing to get into the Cathedral. Signage encourages visitors to maintain a two-metre distance between themselves and others

Using a one-way system throughout the Cathedral to prevent close contact. Clearly marked signs and floor marking will show visitors where to go.

Closing confined spaces, to prevent close contact

Providing hand sanitising stations on entry and throughout the Cathedral

Maintaining high standards of hygiene and increasing our regular cleaning patterns 

Checking and recording the temperature of all front of house staff at the start of their shift

You must wear a mask throughout your visit to the Cathedral (including at services), unless you have a health condition which prevents you from doing so.

Partially closing the toilets to allow for physical distancing. One easy access toilet with a baby change table will remain open.

Keeping doors open throughout the building to maintain good airflow and to reduce contact surfaces

The Monk’s Kitchen is closed.

The Cathedral Gift Shop is closed.

If you feel unwell, please do not come to the Cathedral. Stay home and follow NHS guidelines.

Safe Worship     

All worship will be offered in accordance with government and church health and safety guidance. If you wish to attend, please send an email to to indicate your attendance (before or after the service) stating clearly your name/s and contact details in order to comply with the track and trace process. These records need to be kept for 21 days and will then be destroyed.

If you have any questions about visiting please email

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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