Closures and Restrictions

Closures and Restrictions


Wells Cathedral has re-opened to all visitors. Opening times are 7am – 6pm daily.

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When the Cathedral is open, some areas may occasionally 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 dates and information mentioned on this page 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  and setting up prior to the event so the Cathedral will be a busy but happy place to visit!

If the Cathedral is open and a service is taking place, all are welcome to sit as part of the congregation. For the majority of the large services and concerts there will be rehearsals which you may sit and enjoy. You may experience virgers moving equipment into place and although disruption is kept to a minimum, it is hoped you will understand the need to be ready!

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The Chapter House and Quire have re-opened, High Parts Tours have returned and brand new Outside Tours have been introduced so that visitors can enjoy the Cathedral from a new perspective. The Cathedral welcomers (distinguishable by their blue sashes) are always happy to answer any questions you may have during your visit, and to share their knowledge about the building and its history.

The Library remains closed at this time due to a higher touch transmission risk and an inability to socially distance in this confined space.

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