The Cathedral Tower and Spire - the third highest in Britain
We are open daily to the visiting public, all year round.
Our Cathedral Shop is closed on Sundays, on Good Friday and on Christmas Day.
Monday to Saturday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
(Tickets for visitors are sold until 4.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the 5.15pm (4.00pm on Saturday) service of Evening Prayer or Choral Evensong, for which no charge is made.)
Sundays - 12 noon to 4.00pm
(Tickets for visitors are sold until 3.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the 4.00pm service of Choral Evensong, for which no charge is made.)
Open daily - 9.00am to 5.00 pm
Please check the times of services on the Worship pages. You are welcome to join us for any services which take place during your visit.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
We are a busy church and sometimes services and events mean that we have to restrict access to the New Cathedral and/or the Ruins. To avoid disappointment, please check the day you wish to visit on the Monthly Diary page of this website or telephone +44 (0)24 7652 1210.
Visitors are always welcome at Coventry Cathedral and we have a trained team of Welcomers, Guides and Chaplains to help you. Following in the steps of our Benedictine tradition, hospitality to visitors is an important part of our ministry.
Maintaining this historic site costs hundreds of thousands of pounds each year - yet we receive no funding from the state. In order to keep the Cathedral open we need therefore to charge visitors for admission to the New Cathedral. Charges apply during the above opening hours on all days apart from certain days during the year, including Good Friday and Easter Day.
Standard Adult: £6.00
Children under 18 in family groups: free
Students from UK universities: free
Passport for Leisure Holders: free
(for those on state benefits)
The Cathedral Tower Climb and the Blitz Museum Experience cost an additional £2.50 each per adult (£1.25 for students, free for children under 18 and ‘Passport for Leisure‘ holders).
SPECIAL OFFER - Twelve Months Free Admission with Admission Ticket Purchase
Are you a UK taxpayer? If so, please note that if you ‘Gift Aid’ your £6.00 admission ticket, you will receive twelve months' free entrance to the cathedral, and can come back as often as you want at no extra charge, for one year from the date of purchase. Please ask our Visitor Centre Staff for more information when you arrive.
Concession price tickets can also receive twelve months’ free entry, if they add just £2 to their £5.00 admission ticket.
- The cathedral is free for Sunday morning services until 12 noon.
- If your main purpose in coming to the Cathedral is to pray, or meet with a chaplain, admission is free.
- The Cathedral Ruins are free to enter all year round.
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL APP
The Coventry Cathedral app is available for both Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices (click here) and Android devices (click here). Alternatively, search for ‘Coventry Cathedral’ in Google Play or the Apple Appstore. Why not download it before you come and use it to experience the Cathedral in a fresh and new way?
GROUPS & GUIDED TOUR INFORMATION
For information about guided tours for groups and schools, please see Group Bookings Information
OTHER CATHEDRAL ATTRACTIONS
Cathedral Tower Climb
Climb the Cathedral Tower for the best view in Coventry! Open 7 days a week except during bell ringing sessions.
Visit the Blitz Experience Museum
Located in the Ruins, the Blitz Experience Museum contains five 1940s' room reconstructions. Open April to September, 10am to 3.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Open at other times on request for pre-booked guided tours.