Things to do
Take a tour
Our experienced guides will lead you through the Cathedral on a free tour as part of your visit. Discover the characters that have influenced the Cathedral through its long history, hear about the building of this ancient masterpiece and uncover secrets from its past. Guided tours run several times a day and an audio tour is also available for FREE during normal visitor hours. Call 01392 285983 to find out more.
Contribute to the Big LEGO® Build
In February 2016 we embarked on a major project to build a scale model of the Cathedral from 300,000 LEGO bricks. For every £1 donated you can add a brick to the model. Find out more about the project.
Climb the North Tower
The two towers of the Norman Cathedral were retained when the Cathedral was rebuilt between 1270 and c.1350. Climb the stone spiral staircase of the North tower and enjoy the best views in Exeter. Or, for a more in-depth experience, why not combine a Floor tour with a fascinating tour of the Roof space which includes both North and South towers. Please call 01392 285983 (Mon-Fri) to reserve a place on either the Tower Tour or the Roof Tour. Roof tours can be booked online:
Attend a service
Anyone can attend one of our daily services. Most evenings at 17.30 (16.00 on weekends) you can drop in and join us for Choral Evensong, usually sung by our renowned Cathedral Choir. There is a range of services on Sundays and other special days. Find out more and download the latest schedule.
Bring your family
Did you know that children can visit the Cathedral for FREE?* Bring the kids to Exeter Cathedral and let them discover the Cathedral for themselves with one of our Explorer Backpacks. Families can work together to complete our unique activity booklet. Watch out for special activities during school holidays.
All our trails and Explorer Backpacks are available on arrival and are completely FREE. *Children must be within a family group - larger groups and school parties should contact 01392 285983.
Take time out
Pick up a special souvenir of your visit from our Cathedral Shop or treat yourself to a traditional Devon Cream Tea in the Cathedral Café. All profits from the Cathedral Shop and Cathedral Café help to maintain this special building for future generations.