May & June 2024 – Before planning your visit, please check our ‘Visitor Notices’ for accessibility updates and one-off changes to opening times. Click here to view.

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NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL
A BEACON OF LIGHT

  • OPENING TIMES

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Café 16
    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Plan your visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle Cathedral. A place of worship for over 900 years, this sacred building is rich with monuments, stained-glass windows and ledger stones, all weaving together the vibrant tapestry of Newcastle’s history.

Here’s all the information you need to make the most of your visit.

Getting to us

By car – The nearest major public car park is on Dean Street. From there, a short walk and a small stairway lead you to Amen Corner and the East Entrance of the Cathedral. Other parking options include multi-storey facilities and surface car parks managed by Newcastle City Council.

By train – Newcastle Central Train Station is a five-minute walk away. Simply head along Neville Street, passing landmarks like the Royal Station Hotel, the Lit & Phil and The Common Room (formerly the Mining Institute), until you reach the Cathedral.

By Metro – The Tyne and Wear Metro service’s closest stations are Monument Station and Central Station, both less than 10 minutes’ walk away.

Bus – Haymarket and Eldon Square bus stations are both a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral, and services run here from across the North East. Additionally, public buses run outside the Cathedral towards Gateshead, Durham, and Chester-le-Street.

Admission

Entry to Newcastle Cathedral is free of charge, but we gratefully accept donations to help maintain and preserve this historic landmark. Our doors are open throughout the week, inviting you to explore and immerse yourself in the Cathedral’s tranquillity. Please note that opening hours may vary on special occasions or holidays.

Events and services

Keep an eye on our ‘What’s On’ calendar for upcoming services, concerts, exhibitions, and special events. All featured events are open to the public.

Our Services & Music Schedule, updated every Friday afternoon, lists weekly services. If you are sightseeing during a service, please keep noise to a minimum out of respect for the Cathedral as a place of worship and reflection.

Families

Newcastle Cathedral is a welcoming space for families. Children of all ages are invited to explore, play, and learn within the Cathedral and its grounds.

On most days, families can enjoy our ‘Investigation Station’, complete with a tactile map of the Cathedral, mini brass rubbings, and takeaway Family Trails. For our youngest visitors, baby play baskets filled with sensory resources are often available.

Refreshments and souvenirs

Indulge in a delightful selection of hot meals, snacks, cakes, and refreshments at Café 16 in the Cathedral refectory, managed by charity the Oswin Project.

Our retail area, located in the South Aisle, offers beautiful gifts, books, and souvenirs, including items crafted by local artists and makers. Please note that our retail area relies on the support of volunteers. We would be delighted to hear from you if you have a few spare hours a week and are interested in volunteering.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or need assistance, our friendly staff are here to help. Feel free to contact us via phone at 0191 232 1939 or email office@newcastlecathedral.org.uk.

Alternatively, visit our ‘Meet the Team’ page for contact details of specific staff and clergy.

Schools and groups

We warmly invite groups of all types to join us at the Cathedral. Please book in advance via office@newcastlecathedral.org.uk, so we can let you know about any events or services taking place.

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