Opening Times

Recommended Visitor Opening Times

Monday - Saturday we recommend visiting between 10.30am - 5.00pm

and on Sundays 11.45am - 2.45pm.

During this time, our Cathedral volunteers are available to welcome you and answer questions. Throughout The King's School term time the main Cathedral is closed Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 9.15am for school assembly.

The primary purpose of the Cathedral is as a place of worship, this means that from time to time access to the building is restricted due to special services, weddings or funerals.  We try to provide visitors with access to as much of the Cathedral site as possible, but on occasion the building may be closed completely.

To avoid disappointment, it’s best to check the Cathedral calendar when planning your visit. You can also email us if you have any questions.

General Cathedral Opening Times

Daily 07.30am - 6.00pm

In term time, the Cathedral is closed between 08.45am - 09.15am for school assembly. The daily opening times may vary on occasion to accomodate other services and events. We always recommend you check our daily calendar before travelling to ensure you have the best experience possible during your time with us.

Exhibition Opening Times

We regularly host exhibitions in Gloucester Cathedral attracting thousands of visitors to this beautiful building. Please be aware that exhibition opening times are not the same as the Cathedral opening times. When planning to visit an Exhibition here, always use the times that will be advertised on the Exhibition Page.

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