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Latest updates for your visit to Worcester Cathedral

Open for Visiting.
For opening times click here.
For tour times click here.

The tower is closed at this time, and other areas of the Cathedral may be restricted. You can find more details on planned closures here.

Track and Trace System

In accordance with government and Church of England advice, all worshippers and visitors are strongly encouraged to use the ‘track and trace’ system in operation at the Cathedral. This takes two forms:

  • You can scan the new NHS 'Test & Trace' QR code which will be clearly visible at the Cathedral entrance;
  • Or you can complete a piece of paper with your contact details, for which you need to use your own pen (please note that pens are not provided), and place it in the ‘Track and Trace’ box by the north door.

Please note that you need to register attendance for each separate visit to the Cathedral. We will supply the attendance information to relevant authorities if it is requested, and you will not otherwise be contacted. We will not use the attendance information for any other purpose, and the emails and paper slips will be deleted/destroyed after three weeks.

Your safety

Your safety and that of our staff is of paramount importance to us. 

  • We ask visitors to wear a face covering inside the Cathedral and use the Track and Trace facilities provided.
  • Social distancing signs and measures are in place to help make the Cathedral COVID secure.
  • There are hand sanitisers available at the entrance, exit and in key locations.
  • A strict cleaning regime happens daily and is ongoing through the day. 
  • There are socially-distanced seats and standing areas within the Nave.

The Cathedral has been awarded a Visit England 'We're Good to Go' award.

Click on our video below for more details.

What's Here?

Worcester Cathedral is one of England's loveliest cathedrals. It stands majestically overlooking the River Severn, close to the city centre. It has been a place of prayer and worship for fourteen centuries.  The Cathedral's attractions include King John's tomb, Prince Arthur's Chantry, St Wulfstan's Norman Crypt, medieval cloisters, magnificent Victorian stained glass and examples of every period of early English architecture from 11th to late 14th Century.

Cathedral Map
Download a map of the building and the key points of interest. 

Cathedral App
Download the Worcester Cathedral App to follow a historical or reflective trail around the Cathedral.

Visiting on Pilgrimage
Worcester Cathedral has been working with the British Pilgrimage Trust to make available a selection of pilgrim routes that can each be walked in a day to the Cathedral. Click on the link below to find 3 routes within Worcestershire.
British Pilgrimage Trust routes

We look forward to seeing you and hope that you enjoy your visit.

 

 

 

Family Fun

If you are visiting the Cathedral as a family you can download and print these activities to do while you are going round. 

Treasure Hunt

Safari Trail

Find more activities to learn about the Cathedral at home on our family activities page. 

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