For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester. Each generation has left its mark on the Cathedral, so this magnificent building has unique architecture ranging from original Norman features to the towering Victorian Spire and newly restored Lady Chapel. The Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features exist alongside world famous 20th century artworks. Chichester Cathedral is especially famous for its art, and houses a fascinating collection of paintings, tapestries, sculptures and stained glass. Paintings and carvings from throughout the ages can be found along with contemporary works by famous artists such as John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Marc Chagall and Philip Jackson. The Cathedral is open every day and all year - with free entry. Free guided tours also run Monday to Saturday at 11.15am and 2.30pm and there is a special trail for children to enjoy too. Groups can book from a range of tours, often taking them ‘Behind the Scenes’ up spiral staircases to the Cathedral’s private Library and Song School. Other tours include Stained Glass, 20th Century Art in the Cathedral, The Civil War, Graffiti Tour, Architecture and more.
The Cathedral is open every day from 7.15am to 6.30pm (Monday to Saturday) and from 7.15pm until 5.00pm (Sunday).
Free entry into the Cathedral, donations much appreciated.
Approach from the M27 (A27) and turn Northwards at one of the bypass roundabouts following signs for the City centre. Vehicular access and on street parking is restricted in Chichester and visitors arriving by car should aim for one of the many public car parks around the City.
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Facilities and services
- Education facilities available
- Facilities for private functions and events
- Toilets for disabled
- Wheelchair access to some public areas
If you are planning a visit to the Cathedral and have any questions regarding access please contact the Cathedral reception on 01243 782595.
- Guided tours
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