Closures and Restrictions

Restricted Access

The Cathedral Nave without seating

Occasionally the Cathedral, or parts of it, may also need to close or only offer restricted access for a service, special event, filming or general maintenance.

We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, as we know that people may travel long distances to visit us.  Please remember to check this page for any last minute changes prior to your visit as some events may have to be arranged at short notice. However Wells Cathedral is a working church and the list below may not be exhaustive so please check the What’s On page for services and events before planning your trip or call reception on 01749 674483.

The location of the service will be closed to visitors for the duration of that service but you are more than welcome to sit in the congregation. Please note that for the majority of the large services and concerts there will be rehearsals and setting up prior to the event so the Cathedral will be a busy but happy place to visit!

Closure of Chapter House – Thursday 6 to Friday 7 March

Please note that Chapter House and steps will be closed to the public Thursday 6 March at 3.00pm to Friday 7 March at  2.00pm for a recording. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Scheduled organ tuning dates:

Wednesday 8 January
Wednesday 5 February
Friday 6 March
Friday 3 April
Wednesday 22 April
Wednesday 13 May
Wednesday 3 June
Friday 3 July
Wednesday 5 August
Tuesday 1 September
Thursday 6 October
Thursday 5 November
Friday 18 December

Please note that organ tuning takes place from 9.00am to 4.00pm and will be un-tuneful and noisy! Dates are subject to change but we will update this list throughout the year.