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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?

You may find restricted access in some areas of the Cathedral due to conservation and improvement work. Find out more >

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You may find restricted access in some areas of the Cathedral due to conservation and improvement work. Find out more >

Please note the following changes to our regular sightseeing opening hours:

Saturday 25 May: Closing to sightseers at 1pm
Tuesday 28 May: Closing to sightseers at 11am
Thursday 30 May: East End closed 11am-1pm, the rest of the Cathedral will remain open to sightseers
Saturday 8 June: East End closing to sightseers at 12pm, the Cathedral will be closed to sightseers 2pm-3:30pm
Sunday 9 June: Closing to sightseers at 3pm

Accessibility Information >

 Monday to FridaySaturdaySunday
Exeter Cathedral9am-5pm9am-5pm11:30am-4pm
The Cathedral Shop9am-5pm9am-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: £7.50
Seniors and Students: £6.00
Children under 18 (within a family group): FREE

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

 
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.
 
Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the Cathedral. 

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