Gloucester Cathedral

Visitor Information

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We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful cathedral!  There is plenty to see, with exhibitions and guided tours so you can make the most of your visit.

There is no formal charge for admission, but adult visitors are asked to make a donation of £5.00 each towards the maintenance of this magnificent building.

You can take photographs provided that you purchase a £3.00 photography permit. These are on sale at the Cathedral Gift Shop.  No photography, video or mobile phone recording is allowed during services or rehearsals for services and concerts.  If you wish to take photographs for commercial purposes, please first contact the Chapter Steward.

We do ask visitors to respect this sacred space and to turn off their mobile phones during their visit, and to refrain from bringing food and drink into the Cathedral.



Opening Times

Normal opening times are listed below. In term time the building is closed between 08:45 and 09.15 for school assembly.

There may be days when access to some areas of the Cathedral is restricted due to services and other major events. For these and other closures please see our closures diary or contact the Visits Officer Claire Stefanyszyn.

Days Opening times
          Daily          07.30am - 18.00pm

Sunday services are held at 7.40am, 8.00am, 10.15am and 3.00pm.
You are most welcome to join these services, but please be aware that Cathedral access will be restricted.
Recommended Sunday viewing times: 11.45am-2.45pm.


A Duty Chaplain or other Priest is available if required - please ask at the Information Desk if you would like to talk to someone.

For further information about the Cathedral and its facilities download our access statement

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