April & May 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

Visitor notices

Bank Holiday Opening Times & Services

Our opening and service times will be different during the upcoming Bank Holidays, starting from Monday 6 May 2024.

  • The Cathedral’s closing time will move forward to 4pm.
  • Morning Prayer will be at 8:30am, followed by Eucharist at 9am (instead of 12:30pm). There will be no Evensong or Evening Prayer on these dates.

Our weekly Organ Recital Series will continue as usual at 1:05pm.

Lantern Tower Maintenance and Impact

Latest update: March 2024

As the weather improves, you might notice increased activity atop the highest spire of our Lantern Tower. Steeplejacks have commenced the next phase of essential maintenance to safeguard the historic structure for generations to come. This work is a collaborative effort between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle Cathedral, supported by specialist advisors Heritage Stone Access and structural engineer Charles Blackett-Ord.

Unfortunately, our guided tours of the Lantern Tower will be delayed this year. In the meantime, we invite you to watch the film below, which delves into the tower’s rich history, presented by local guide Alex Iles.

Step-free access

During the maintenance period, please follow the signage directing you to the East Entrance for step-free access.

Cathedral clock and bell ringing

Please note the clock on the Cathedral Tower may not accurately display the current time until the internal mechanism can be accessed. Additionally, our usual bell-ringing activities are temporarily suspended due to the ongoing repair works. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.