The doors of Newcastle Cathedral have opened once again to welcome all visitors, following a multi-million-pound transformation project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
All our visitors are required by law to wear a face-covering unless exempt. We have measures in place to keep our venue as COVID-safe as possible. You don’t need to show an NHS COVID Pass to visit us, but we ask that you please stay at home if you have symptoms. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
The Nave has been transformed, with flexible seating, underfloor heating and new furniture for services and events. Visitor facilities include a shop area, café and improved disabled access.
Our interpretation panels and digital screens are designed to bring 900 years of history to life, chronicling the development of the Cathedral as the ancient heart of a modern city.
Trail and terrace
Follow the paved ribbon of ‘Newcastle Beatitudes’ (blessings) around the churchyards to our beautifully landscaped terrace. Here you can find space to unwind and learn more about the Cathedral in the context of the city’s historic quarter.
Stories in the Stones
An immersive audio-light display tells the stories of some of the people commemorated in the Cathedral’s ledger stones. Over 100 of these historic grave covers have been protected and conserved as part of the redevelopments.
Our audio-light display, Stories in the Stones, begins at the following times, running for approximately 8 minutes.
12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm
11.15am, 12:15pm, 3:15pm
Tuesday – Friday
11.15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 3:15pm
11.15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm
Please note: Exceptions to these times may occasionally occur. If Stories in the Stones isn’t running, please ask a Welcomer for further information.