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.  As soon as we know about a closure it will be posted below.   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.

Saturday 2 June at 2pm – wedding in the Quire.

Saturday 9 June 2018 – Wells Cathedral Friends Day. Various venues around the Cathedral including 11.30am (AGM in the Lady Chapel), 1.00pm (Lunch in East Cloister), 2.30pm (Talk in the Lady Chapel), 4.00pm (tea in the East Cloister).

Wednesday 13  to Friday 15 June, 9.50am-2.00pm – Year 6 Pilgrim Days: large schools event that is held throughout the Cathedral including the Chapter Room, Undercroft and Education Room.

Monday 18, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 June, 9.50am-2.00pm – Year 6 Pilgrim Days: large schools event that is held throughout the Cathedral including the Chapter Room, Undercroft and Education Room. Visitors are welcome to observe but please do not take photographs of the children.

Services will take place in The Nave from 10.00am to 10.15am and 1.15pm to 2.00pm on each day.  Visitors will be unable to wander around the Cathedral Nave during these times (but are welcome to join in). During the service times, the East End of the Cathedral and the Chapter House are open and can be accessed via the East Cloister.

Monday 2 July 2018, 10.45am-12.15pm – Pilgrim Worship Event in the Nave. Visitors will be unable to wander around the Cathedral Nave during these times but can visit the East End of the Cathedral and enter via the East Cloister.

Friday 10 August, 1.00pm – wedding in the Quire. The East End of the Cathedral will be closed for the duration of the service.

Scheduled organ tuning dates:

Monday 21 May, Monday 11 June, Tuesday 3 July, Wednesday 8 August, Wednesday 12 September, Monday 8 October, Wednesday 7 November, Wednesday 28 November, Thursday 20 December 2018

Please note that organ tuning takes place from 10.45am to 4.00pm and will be un-tuneful and noisy! Dates are subject to change but we will update this list throughout the year.