Today, Tue 16th August Open 10:00am–4:00pm
Coventry Cathedral is open as normal today
General visiting times: Mon-Sat 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 12:30pm–3:00pm

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Visit Coventry Cathedral

Whether you want to drop by for a few minutes, or spend a day or more digging deep into all that we have to offer, a little inside information will help you understand our cathedral and get something special out of your time with us.

So please explore this section, order our guide book and remember, when you arrive, to first enter and experience The Ruins (ideally via Cuckoo Lane), then the New Cathedral.

Children are welcome

Like the city of Coventry to which it belongs, Coventry Cathedral is a welcoming, multi-cultural place. We delight in greeting over 100,000 visitors each year, many of whom are children and people who proudly wear symbols of other faiths.

Please donate if you can

There is no charge for visiting The Ruins or the New Cathedral though, as you can imagine, coping with so many visitors each day is expensive. So please donate if you can, either using the collection boxes just inside the New Cathedral or here online.

Dive deeper

We welcome groups to the Cathedral for those who want to dive a little deeper into our history. Our dedicated volunteers team provide guided tours and for group bookings (which include a guided tour), please contact us in advance for tours and group bookings to book in your slot. Our Tower Climb and Blitz Museum have also reopened on select days.

Remember to check out our art exhibitions and creative events

In addition to our buildings, permanent artworks and exhibitions included within See & Do we usually have at least one temporary art exhibition at any one time, plus a whole schedule of plays, talks and other creative events, information about which can be found on our Events page.

A few (very) Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I take photos? Yes! We welcome visitors taking photos but we ask that you are aware of the impact upon others in the building when doing so.
  • Are services taking place? Can I take part? We are now open for people to come and worship in person and are also live-streaming our services here. Learn more.
  • Can I bring my dog with me? Dogs are welcome within the Cathedral Ruins if kept on a lead. Dogs are not permitted within the New Cathedral except for guide dogs.
  • Will I be able to light a candle? Yes - there are candle-stands, with candles and disposable tapers, in the New Cathedral.
  • Can I bring my children? Yes! Children are very welcome.
  • Can I visit with a group? Yes. Please visit our group visits page for all the information you need.
  • Is the Cathedral accessible? We take accessibility very seriously. Visit our accessibility page for specific information on our the accessibility in our buildings.
More information

See and do

Whatever your main reason for coming to Coventry Cathedral, there are many more. So allow a little extra time if you can: it'll be well spent.

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Find us

Located in the heart of Coventry, finding the Cathedral could not be easier. We are just a 10 - 15 min walk from the railway station, about 200m from the Pool Meadow coach station and 300m from the multi-story car park at Salt Lane, CV1 2GY. There are lots of cycling parking points nearby.

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Guided Tours

Guided tours are a great way to explore our buildings! As the UK’s favourite 20th Century building Coventry Cathedral is a must-see attraction.

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School visits

We make every visit for every student fun and memorable as well as educational. We provide a variety of guided tours all designed around the national curriculum covering a range of topics for Early Years and Key Stages 1–5, with whole day visits encompassing our brilliant and popular workshops. Take a look at our schools’ team programme to start planning your day.

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The Cathedral is a space for all and we want everyone to feel welcome here. We take accessibility very seriously and we work very hard to make the Cathedral accessible to all where we can.

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