Heritage Open Days at Gloucester Cathedral

Friday 8 September - Saturday 9 September

As part of this year's Heritage Open Days, we're delighted to be offering a number of free events and tours which give the chance to discover more about this remarkable building.

Highlights from the Medieval Library  

Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral (level access)

Friday 8 September

11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Drop in, no booking required

Come along to the Chapter House to see a display of original items chosen by our Library volunteers from the Cathedral Library and Archives.

 The Stonemasons’ Workshop at Gloucester Cathedral   (level access)

Workshop of St Peter, Pitt Street, GL1 2BH

Saturday 9 September

10.00am – 3.00pm

Drop in, no booking required

Gloucester is one of only a few Cathedrals that still has its own onsite Stonemasons’ workshop. Enjoy carving demonstrations and find out more about the work that this team do to conserve and restore an extraordinary building.

Pre booking is required for the following events. Tickets can be reserved online via the Cathedral website or in person at the Welcome Desk from Monday 21 August. If booking in person please check Cathedral opening times before travelling.

 Guided Highlights Tour  

Gloucester Cathedral (level access)

Saturday 9 September

10.30am, 11.00am, 12.00noon, 1.30pm and 2.00pm

Tours last for one hour

Find out about the fascinating world of the monks who used to live here, visit the tomb of the murdered King Edward II, hear about stunning stained glass and see where Harry Potter was filmed.

Book Your Highlights Tour

Guided Crypt Tour

Gloucester Cathedral

Saturday 9 September

11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Tours last for 30 mins

Descend into the Crypt to discover the earliest part of the Cathedral. Explore the chapels and passages used by the monks 900 years ago, as well as the central chamber where bones were once stored.

Suitable for all ages but must be able to manage a flight of 10 stairs.


There is level access in the main Cathedral, Chapter House and Stonemasons’ Workshop. The Tribune Gallery and Crypt are accessed by stairs.

Book Your Crypt Tour

Special Event
From September 8, 2023 To September 9, 2023
Opening times
Friday 8 September - Saturday 9 September 10am-5pm
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.