Welcome to St Albans Cathedral! If you've reached this page of our website, we hope that means you're thinking of dropping by for a visit. 

There are many unique sights to take in when you visit the Cathedral, which make a stunning setting for the events, tours and concerts taking place on a daily basis.

Normal opening times are as follows:

The Cathedral

Monday to Sunday: 8.30am to 5.45pm

The Abbot's Kitchen

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm 

Sunday: 12.30pm to 4.30pm 

(closes at 4.00pm from December to April)

The Cathedral Shop

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.45pm; Saturday: 10pm to 3.45pm; Sunday: 1pm to 5pm

The Library

Monday to Friday: 10am to 2.30pm; Saturday: 10am to 1pm

Occasionally services or special events mean that access for visitors has to be restricted. If you are coming from a long distance or with a group it is best to check with us first in order to avoid disappointment.

Large groups of visitors, including school children and students, should book ahead (there is a nominal charge).

For full travel information see planning your visit.

Please note that the churchyard is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm on weekdays, and from 5.30 to 6pm on Saturdays.


Plan your visit

Download our brochure

Book Tickets