Entry

Wells Cathedral is open daily and we invite all of our visitors to join us for any of our services and events; service and music information and times can be found here.

April-September 7.00am-7.00pm
October-March 7.00am-6.00pm

For library opening times please click here.

Please note that the East End of the Cathedral starts to close from 4pm onwards. The Quire closes at 4pm* in readiness for Evensong (*3.45pm when we have a visiting Choir) the remainder of the East End closes at 4.30pm and the Chapter House closes at 4.55pm.

During summer opening times (April – September) all will re-open when Evensong has ended, c. 6.15pm.

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.  Please check our Cathedral Closures and Restrictions page for more details to help you plan your visit.

Entry Donations

English Cathedrals receive no regular funding from the Government or the Church of England towards maintenance, restoration and development work. While entry to the Cathedral is free we therefore welcome donations or ask about our Wells Cathedral Annual Pass. Free guided tours take place at regular intervals throughout the day (Monday-Saturday).

Dogs

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the Cathedral at all times. Other dogs are welcome in the Cathedral providing they are on a lead, well-behaved and accompanied at all times by their owner(s). There is no provision for dogs to be left with staff or volunteers and any dogs who bark consistently or are in distress/are disruptive can be asked to leave with their owners.  Dogs are not allowed on any tour that goes above ground-level (which includes the Library and High Parts Tours). Water bowls are available in the Cathedral and dog biscuits are available for sale in the cafe.

Accessibility

We are committed to making Wells Cathedral accessible to all but, like many historic buildings, there may be some access issues.  More information can be found here.

Groups and Travel Trade

Information for Groups can be found on our Groups and Travel Trade page.

Wells Cathedral Guided Tour

Getting and Staying here

Journey information and suggestions for places to stay are available on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wells Cathedral!