Admission Passes

Admission Passes


Make the most of return visits with a Cathedral Card, Residents’ Pass, or Parish Pass.
Information about day admission rates can be found under Admission and Opening Times.

Which pass is right for me?

Wells Cathedral Card

Make the most of what’s on offer throughout the year at Wells Cathedral, whilst helping to secure its future. As well as 12-month access to the Cathedral, cardholders can enjoy:

  • 10% off in the Cathedral Shop
  • 10% off in The Loft Café
  • Priority booking at selected events
  • A free place on a pre-booked tour when you bring a group
  • Cathedral Card holder offers and promotions*

How to purchase

Cathedral Cards can be purchased at the Welcome Desk or in the Cathedral Shop*.

Standard

Adult £20pa
Joint £35pa
Family £40pa

Local (BA5 Postcode)

Adult £15pa
Child £25pa
Family £30pa

From 22 April 2024 any new Cathedral Cards purchased or renewed will include the following new benefits:

  • Free entry during visitor hours for a year after purchase
  • 10% discount on Shop and Loft Café purchases
  • Priority booking at selected Cathedral organised events.
  • A free place on a booked tour when bringing a group.
  • 10% discount on pre-booked tour prices- High Parts, Chained Library and Special Interest Tours
  • Option to pay for a guest on a single visit for a reduced charge at £10.00.
  • Option to buy an additional guest card at the same price as a Local (BA5 Postcode) card.

Cathedral Card prices will also be updated to:

Standard

Single £30pa
Joint £55pa

Local (BA5 Postcode)

Single £20pa
Joint £35pa

Terms & Conditions

To see the Wells Cathedral Card terms and conditions, please click here

*By becoming a Wells Cathedral Card holder, you will be automatically added to the Wells Cathedral E-Newsletter mailing list. You can unsubscribe from this at any point.

Residents’ Pass

Providing free admission to the Cathedral for 12 months from date of issue, anyone who lives within the city council boundaries of the City of Wells is eligible to apply for a free Wells Cathedral Residents’ Pass. Each resident needs to apply for an individual pass — If you are applying for more than one resident, you will need to provide proof of address for each named individual.
Your pass will be valid for the duration of your residence within the city council boundaries of the City of Wells.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a Residents’ Pass, we will ask you to bring a form of address ID to the Welcome Desk and a pass will be processed there, between 9am and 4.30pm (11am to 3pm Sundays).  There is no deadline for application.

Parish Pass

Anyone who is on the parish church’s electoral roll and living in the Diocese of Bath and Wells (or Cathedral Community Roll) is eligible to apply for a Wells Cathedral Parish Pass which provides free admission to the Cathedral for the duration of the current church electoral roll period. Each parishioner needs to apply for an individual pass — If you are applying for more than one parishioner, you will need to provide proof of address for each named individual.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a Parish Pass, please complete the Application for a Wells Cathedral Parish Card with your churchwarden. Take the completed form to the Welcome Desk in Wells Cathedral between 9am and 4.30pm (11am to 3pm Sundays) in order to collect your pass. Forms are also available at the Cathedral’s Welcome Desk.

Pass for Retired Clergy

Anyone who is retired clergy living in the Diocese of Bath and Wells can apply for this pass and this pass will provide free admission to the Cathedral for 12 months from the date of issue.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for a Parish Pass, please complete the details in this Pass for Retired Clergy Application Form

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