At St Albans Cathedral, we aim to provide an enriching experience for all our visitors. To ensure your visit is enjoyable and well-planned, we provide information about any planned closures or disruptions that may affect your Cathedral experience.

Nave closures in April

In April there will be various times that the Nave and Crossing will be closed for maintenance

Monday 15 April: 11am – 12 Noon

Monday 16 April: 10am – 11am

The Crossing will also be closed for maintenance from 1pm - 2pm on Tuesday 16 April.

Abbots Kitchen

Monday 22 April from 1.15pm until 4pm (close), for a private function.

Wall Paintings

The Illuminated Wall Paintings will not be available to see on the 10 April and 11 April due to maintenance. 

Reasons for closures

Maintenance and Restoration

Occasionally, certain areas of the Cathedral may be temporarily closed for essential maintenance and restoration work. Our priority is to preserve this historic site, and while we strive to minimize disruptions, some closures may be necessary.

Special Services and Events

Throughout the year, the Cathedral hosts a diverse range of special services, concerts, and events. During these occasions, certain areas may have restricted access. Please check this page for details on upcoming events and any associated closures.

Filming

St Albans Cathedral is a popular location for filming. While we do our best to accommodate filming crews without impacting visitors, there may be occasions when specific areas are closed or have limited access during filming sessions. We appreciate your understanding in helping us share the beauty of our Cathedral with a broader audience.

Seasonal Holidays

Please note that St Albans Cathedral typically observes adjusted opening hours or closures on public holidays. Our only full closure is on Christmas afternoon, allowing our staff and volunteers to enjoy this special time with their families.

Plan Your Visit

We recommend checking this page regularly to stay informed about any closures or disruptions that may affect your visit. By doing so, you can plan your visit with confidence and ensure you have the best possible experience exploring our historic Cathedral.

If you have any questions or require further information about closures, please feel free to contact our Visitor Experience team. We are here to assist you in making the most of your visit to St Albans Cathedral.

Plan your visit

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to maintain and enhance this treasured place of worship and history.

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