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  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Bank Holidays
    8am-6pm
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Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Bank Holidays
    8am-6pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Summer 2022

This summer, in addition to our regular pattern of worship, a series of guided tours include the opportunity to experience breath-taking panoramic views from the historic Lantern Tower. You can also take in the atmosphere of the reopened Crypt Chapel, follow our Outdoor Trail, and enjoy delicious coffee and cake at Café 16.

Click here to view this week’s Service and Music Schedule.

Click here to find out more about Café 16. 

Aerial photographs on this page are courtesy of local photographer Michael Bailey – michaelbaileyphotography.co.uk

Brilliant Beasts

This summer, discover the ‘Brilliant Beasts’ hidden in the Cathedral’s windows, monuments and carvings. Be sure to visit our ‘Dragon’s Lair’ exhibition, created by schoolchildren from the Great North Children’s Hospital Bridges School.

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Newcastle Oddities: The Vampire Rabbit, River God Tyne and Seahorses Galore

Thursday 11 August, 6:30pm – 7.30pm – With Q&A

Suitable for all ages (recommended for ages 12+)

Join us to explore local legends with folklore blogger and host of the ‘Fabulous Folklore’ podcast, Icy Sedgwick.

Tickets: Pay As You Feel (suggested £5). Click to book via Eventbrite

Medieval Experience Days at Newcastle Cathedral

Friday 12 & 19 August 2022, 10am – 3pm

Suitable for all ages. FREE, drop-in (no booking required)

Meet fascinating 14th-century characters visiting us from Newcastle Castle’s re-enactment and living history group, the Newcastle Array.

FREE, drop-in (no booking required). Find out more

The Newcastle Cathedral History Tour

Saturday 13 August 2022, 11:30am – 12:15pm

For over 900 years, Newcastle Cathedral – originally the Parish Church of St Nicholas – has been at the pulsing heart of Newcastle. On this tour, you will be shown architectural details and told stories about some of the historical characters connected to this sacred space.

Tickets £6. Available via Eventbrite

Tyne and Weird: Strange Tales with Rob Kilburn

Thursday 18 August, 6:30pm – 7.30 pm – With Q&A

Suitable for all ages (recommended for ages 12+)

Join the author of ‘Tyne and Weird’, Rob Kilburn, as we delve into a mix of folklore, the strange, and how we look at the history of the North.

Tickets: Pay As You Feel (suggested £5). Click to book via Eventbrite

Cancelled: Here Be Dragons! Sock Puppet Workshop and Parade

Saturday 20 August, 10:30am – 2:30pm

Join professional puppet makers to create your own sock puppet dragon. In the afternoon, take part in a parade to Newcastle Castle and back.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to get the dragon puppet-makers here for this event later in the year.

Cathedral Creatures: Dragons, Griffins and Wyverns

Thursday 25 August, 6:30pm – 7.30 pm – With Q&A

Suitable for all ages (recommended for ages 12+)

Join us for a journey through the mythical world of Cathedral Creatures with Icy Sedgwick. Why do we have griffins on our misericords? What even is a wyvern, anyway?

Tickets: Pay As You Feel (suggested £5). Click to book via Eventbrite

Dare You Climb the Tower?

Get a birdseye view of Newcastle and Gateshead with these pre-bookable guided tours. Climb our 162 steps and discover unique and fascinating stories of the history and people of Newcastle.

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Family Tour: We’re Going on a Dragon Hunt

Every Wednesday in August, 11am – 11:30am

Recommended for ages 2-8 years

Join us for a fun-filled tour through the Cathedral where we hunt for dragons, practice our dragon calls and create some colourful treasure, before ending with storytime.

Tickets: Pay As You Feel (suggested £3). Click to book via Eventbrite

Explore and Draw: Mythical Creatures!

Wednesday 24 August, 10:30am – 11:30am & 11:30am – 12:30pm

Recommended for ages 5-12 years

Join artist Josie Brookes for a fun filled and messy hour exploring and drawing the amazing creatures around the Cathedral. Once you’ve got your creative juices flowing, you’ll have time to design some brand-new creatures of your own.

Tickets: Pay As You Feel (suggested £4). Click to book via Eventbrite

Enjoy Coffee and Cake at Café 16

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Organ Recitals

Every Monday, 1:05pm – 2pm

Drop-in, FREE

Did you know that free weekly organ recitals take place at Newcastle Cathedral? So take some time out from your day, sit back and listen as either a member of the Cathedral Music Team or one in a series of talented guest organists performs.

View the monthly programme

Concerts and special events

From concerts by full symphony orchestras to pop and rock tributes, Newcastle Cathedral regularly opens its doors to host memorable events headlined by talented guest performers.

On Saturday 24 September we’ll be joined by one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians, Phil Wang, and in December there’ll be a variety of festive musical events.

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What’s in a name?

St Nicholas is the patron saint of the Cathedral. With ‘Newcastle Cathedral’, we’re using a version of the title given to St Nicholas Church in 1882 when we became the cathedral serving the Diocese of Newcastle.

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