Visit the Cathedral

As one of the most-visited attractions in Derby, people appreciate the beautiful building and its characteristic light, as well as its monuments and stories of local history.   Come in to enjoy the calm, reflective environment of the Cathedral, book a guided tower tour, or enjoy one of our many events. There’s lots to see and do!

Current times for visits

The Cathedral is open 7 days a week until 17:00, and sometimes even longer.

Bank Holiday on Mon 2nd May opening times are 10:00-17:00.

Cathedral worship and prayer continues both in the Cathedral and online. Full details are on the Worship page, with resources and links for live-streamed services and for prayer at home.

What to do

A tour of the Cathedral with an experienced guide can be pre-booked for individuals,  groups, organisations or clubs.  Your guide will provide information on the history of the Cathedral and monuments providing insight into the Cathedral at work.  £6 per adult, £2.50 per child.

Here is the opportunity to climb one of the tallest church towers in England!  At 212 feet and with 189 steps, it gives amazing views of the City and beyond. Costs £8 per adult, £4 concession.  The tower is also available for private tour hire –  please contact to enquire.

There are many events programmed throughout the year, some are ticketed and some are free of charge.  Do have a look at our Events or Worship sections to find out more.

The Treasury is situated in the Sir Richard Morris Room of the Cathedral Centre which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2003.

The Treasury houses ecclesiastical silverware owned by several Derbyshire churches, as well as the cathedral’s silver.  One piece dates back as far as 1491, with several from the reign of Elizabeth I.

Of significance is the ‘Exeter Plate’ comprising of two large flagons, two chalice and patens, and an alms dish given to the cathedral in 1729 by the Earl and Countess of Exeter.

Viewings for organised groups can be pre-arranged by contacting the Keeper of the Treasures through

Unfortunately, the Sir Richard Morris Room is not available at present for casual visits by the public.

Visit us

Derby Cathedral,

18-19 Iron Gate,



Call: 01332 341201


We're open

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sun

09:00 – 17:15

Wed, Fri, Sat

09:00 – 17:00

Please check the Visit page for up to date information.

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