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Visit the Cathedral

For opening times of the Cathedral and the Lutyens Crypt and Treasury, please refer to Service Times or see below. The Visitors’ Leaflet can be downloaded here. Visitors’ leaflets in other languages can be downloaded here.


The Cathedral is normally open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, but closes at 5.00pm on Sundays in winter. There is no charge for admission but a suggested donation of £2.50 for the upkeep of the building would be appreciated. A charge of £3.00 is made for individual admission to the Crypt and Treasury. Tickets for admission can be obtained from the Golden Book Office, situated within the Cathedral, or from the Gift Shop (at the foot of the main approach steps).

You may make a donation towards the upkeep which would be gratefully received.

GUIDES are usually on duty to show you round and to explain the mission of the Cathedral.

GUIDED TOURS for organised groups can be booked in advance. Click here to arrange a guided tour or phone 0151 709 9222.

PHOTOGRAPHY is permitted in the Cathedral except during Services but not in the Crypt.

CAR PARKING is available underground which is open to all visitors from 8.00am – 6.00pm daily. There are also spaces for disabled drivers which are clearly marked.
Parking charges are £1.00 for 1 hour; £2.00 for 2 hours; £5.00 all day to 6.00pm

ACCESS is available via a staircase and lift situated in the lower porch provide access to the Cathedral from the underground car park to Cathedral level. These are both accessible from the car park. Externally there is a sloping path through the garden. The entrance to this path is via a gate at the pavement end of the car park approach road. The Crypt is accessible via a lift situated in the Rotunda sited to the right of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (underneath the pipes of the Grand Organ).

Wheelchairs are available. A loop system is fitted in the Cathedral and in the Crypt Chapel. Additionally, large type service sheets are available at Sunday services and all choral and special services.

To view the Cathedral Accessibility Policy click here.