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NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL
SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT

  • OPENING TIMES

  • Sunday
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • Monday to Friday
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • Saturdays and Bank Holidays
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • FREE ENTRY

Opening times

  • Sunday
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • Monday to Friday
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • Saturdays and Bank Holidays
    Opening mid-August 2021
  • FREE ENTRY

See Us In A New Light

We’re excited to welcome you to Newcastle Cathedral, following our historic £6M transformation supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Doors open later this summer – sign up to our mailing list to be notified about our plans.

The warmest of welcomes awaits all visitors to this historic and sacred landmark. Come and explore all that we have to offer!

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What’s New

Remodeled interior

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.

Fascinating interpretation

Our interpretation panels and sound and light show are designed to bring 900 years of history to life, chronicling the development of the Cathedral as the modern heart of an ancient city.

Interactive displays

Digital screens tell the stories of some of the people commemorated in the Cathedral’s ledger stones. These historic grave covers have been protected and conserved as part of the redevelopments.

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.

Visit the Cathedral blog for the latest news and developments about the project.

Click here to watch the latest video update, showing the progress made in April and May.

Activities for All Ages

Alongside our regular pattern of daily Christian worship and choral music, visitors can look forward to an exciting programme of events and activities inspired by the city and the Cathedral’s heritage.

Lantern Tower Tours

Regular guided tours will give visitors the chance to climb the 162 steps and experience breathtaking views of the city. Sign up to find out initial dates as soon as they’re announced.

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During the tour, you will learn the unique and fascinating stories of the heritage and people of the Cathedral and the city. A Virtual Tower Tour will be available if you are unable to make the climb.

Further details about guided tours of the Cathedral will be published here very soon.

Family Fun

10am-2pm. Drop-in, FREE – donations welcome

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays when we reopen

Archaeology and Discovery

Explore some of the scientific discoveries and feats of engineering that are referenced in our building and find out about bones, bodies and fossilised poo!

Creativity and Wellbeing

Thoughtful and engaging events that invite you to reflect in our space of sanctuary. Engage with activities that place mental wellbeing front and centre.

Party and Play

It’s time for fun and celebration! We invite you to join us as we acknowledge the hard work and commitment of communities this past year.

Sign up to our mailing list to be notified about our reopening plans when they are ready to be announced.


Sponsor A Chair

Meet our new Head Verger, Paul, as he introduces our Sponsor A Chair Appeal – a unique opportunity to help bring comfort and support to all of our visitors.

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Want to get more involved?

Volunteer with us

Come and join us as a volunteer at Newcastle Cathedral. We have a range of opportunities available to suit a wide variety of interests.

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Support our work

With your help, we can secure Newcastle Cathedral for future generations. Every contribution, however small, will help us keep our doors open for the entire community.

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Message from the Dean

Cue the drum roll, raise the flags, sound the fanfare… The Very Revd Geoff Miller, Dean of Newcastle, discusses his excitement as we prepare to ‘fling wide the doors’ of Newcastle Cathedral.

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