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SEE US IN A NEW LIGHT

  • OPENING TIMES

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Bank Holidays
    8am-1pm
  • FREE ENTRY

Opening times

  • Saturdays and Sundays
    8am-5pm
  • Mondays to Fridays
    8am-6pm
  • Bank Holidays
    8am-1pm
  • FREE ENTRY

See Us In A New Light

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.

Open daily, 8am-6pm with some exceptions – FREE ENTRY but donations welcome. Face coverings and social distancing encouraged, in line with Government and Church of England advice.

This short video looks at some of the Cathedral’s architectural highlights and many treasures:

The warmest of welcomes awaits all visitors – come and explore all that we have to offer! Click here to view our ‘What’s On’ calendar and click here to plan your visit.

To stay up-to-date, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or sign up to our mailing list.

What’s New

Remodelled 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 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 sound and light show 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 sound and light show, Stories in the Stones, runs at the following times, lasting for 10 minutes:

Sunday12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm
Monday11.15am, 12:15pm, 3:15pm
Tuesday- Friday11.15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 3:15pm
Saturday11.15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm

Visit the Cathedral blog for the latest news and developments about the project, or click here to find out more about our new heritage interpretation.

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

In the autumn, 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.

We look forward to welcoming you!

New café

Café 16 at the Cathedral, an initiative by Northumberland-based charity The Oswin Project that helps prison leavers get their lives back on track, is open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.

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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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Worship is why we exist

You are very welcome to join our in-person worship services. Most services are livestreamed, meaning you can also join us from the comfort of your home.

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