Plan Your Visit

One Thousand Years of Wonder

Step inside Exeter Cathedral and discover one thousand years of wonder. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of one of Europe’s most magnificent cathedrals and find endless opportunities to explore its amazing architecture, clandestine corners and hidden histories. Choose one of our entertaining guided tours, wander peacefully at your own pace, or join one of our family-friendly activities. You’ll find a vibrant calendar of world-class events, performances, exhibitions and inclusive services to suit all tastes. If you need to relax and recharge, we serve artisan refreshments too. But, for a truly unique experience, why not make a special appointment to see some of the rare and ancient treasures held in our Library & Archive? 


Following the Government’s recent announcement about ‘Plan B’ in response to rising cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 , face masks are now mandatory inside Exeter Cathedral, unless you are exempt for medical reasons.

The ‘Covid Pass’ will not be required if you are attending a service or concert at the Cathedral, as these are seated events.

Masks are not currently required for visitors to the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, but we do strongly recommend them.

We are continuing to monitor the situation on a daily basis, and will post updates on our website and social media channels.

What's on

 Monday to SaturdaySunday
Exeter Cathedral9am-5pm11:30am-4pm
The Cathedral Shop9am-5pm11:30am-4pm
Ten Fifty outdoor café9am-5pm11:30am-4pm
Exeter Cathedral receives no regular funding from the Church of England or from the UK Government to support its work, so we ask our visitors to pay a modest admission fee, which is an important part of our annual income. Your visit helps to meet our responsibility to maintain and support one of Europe’s finest cathedrals for future generations.
Adults: FREE until February 2 2022 (normally £7.50) 
Seniors and Students: FREE until February 2 2022 (normally £6.00)
Children under 18 (within a family group): FREE

Exeter residents (postcodes EX1-EX4): FREE with Residents Card (see details below)

Visiting for worship or prayer?
There is never a charge to worship or pray in Exeter Cathedral, and everyone is welcome.Carers
Admission for carers who are accompanying sightseers is also free of charge (if you are attending an event then please check with the event organiser).
12-Month Pass
UK taxpayers who choose to Gift Aid their admission receive a 12-month pass at no extra charge, meaning you can come back as often as you like.
By choosing to Gift Aid you allow us to claim back additional money on your entry fee at no extra cost to you!
Exeter Residents
Exeter Cathedral offers a Residents’ Card, offering people living in the city (postcodes EX1-EX4) free entry to their Cathedral during normal visitor hours. Once you have received your card, simply present it each time you visit the Cathedral. Those living outside the city boundaries who can Gift Aid their admission can pay to visit just once and get an annual pass, or anyone can join the Friends of Exeter Cathedral and so gain a host of other benefits, including talks and discounts at the Cathedral café and shop. Apply for your Residents’ Card here and bring it with you when you next visit. Once you’ve completed your form, please post it with a stamped addressed return envelope to 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS so we can send your card to you.

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