Opening Times

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.

Travelling to Wells?

You may find our Travelling to Wells’ page useful to help plan your journey, as well as details of car parking facilities once you’re here.