Chichester Cathedral

An iconic spire

Named by Which Magazine as one of the UK's best days out for free, Chichester Cathedral offers a fascinating experience for all. Come and explore to see how medieval stone carvings sit alongside world famous contemporary works of art - the stained glass window by Marc Chagall is one of the best known and probably most photographed, along with John Piper's extraordinary tapestry.

The Cathedral is a welcoming space for all and an ideal retreat for moments of calm and reflection. Enjoy a free lunchtime concerts (most days outside of school holidays - please check before your visit), or join a daily guided tour to uncover the stories behind this special place. Evensong is an experience not to be missed at 5.30pm each day during term-time. Hear the Cathedral’s world-renowned Choir sing  in the historic Quire, with the wooden stalls which date back to the 1330s.


Families are welcomed to enjoy the Cathedral. Explore activities and trails for children, particularly during school holidays, as well as exhibitions and installations.

The Cloisters Kitchen & Garden


Stop at the Cloisters Kitchen and Garden Cafe for tea and locally roasted coffee, freshly baked sweet treats, seasonal salads & artisan sandwiches showcasing fantastic local Sussex produce. The cafe is open daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm during the Autumn/Winter and 9.00am – 6.00pm during the Spring/Summer.


Guided Tours

Delve deeper into the Cathedral's history, art and architecture during a guided tour with one of the knowledgable guides.  Tours take place Monday - Saturday, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Spaces cost £5.00 per person. Tours for large groups (over 6 people ) are asked to book in advance.


Each year the Cathedral hosts a varied programme of events, from art installations to theatrical productions and concerts, as well as the biennial Festival of Flowers.

Opening Times

Chichester Cathedral is open Monday - Saturday (9.00am - 5.00pm) and Sunday (12.30 - 2.30pm). Entry to the Cathedral is free, donations are welcome.

Group Visits

Groups of any size are welcomed to the Cathedral. Pre-booking is preferred for groups of 6 or more to ensure space and a guide if required.


Celebrating 950 years

2025 marks 950 years since the Cathedral was moved from its original site in Selsey on the West Sussex coast. Chichester Cathedral will be celebrating this milestone with a programme of concerts, exhibitions and a street party - stay tuned to find out more.

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