The Minster is open for sightseeing everyday as well as regular services, events and concerts. Please note there are occasions when York Minster is open for services only. Please check our Closures section for sightseeing closures.

For a full list of all services at York Minster during December, click here
For extra operational details around Christmas week at the Minster, click here


During winter the Tower may be subject to closures due to poor weather (high wind, rain, snow). Please check at the welcome desk when you visit to check availabilty. 
 

Opening Times

For services

Open daily from 7:00am until 6:30pm - see service times here.

For closures

View our calendar of when the Minster is closed

Please note: Each day the Quire and East end shuts an hour before evening service (e.g 4.15pm closure for a 5.15pm Evensong)

 

For sightseeing

Weekdays & Saturdays:
Open 9:00am; last entry at 5.00pm

Sundays:
12.45pm - 5.00pm

Undercroft 

Weekdays & Saturdays:
10.00am-5.00pm
Sundays:
1pm - 5.00pm

Tower trips may be affected by weather so please ask about availability prior to your visit or as you arrive at the cathedral.

Minster Shop Opening Hours

The shop is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.00pm and on a Sunday 12.30pm - 5.00pm.

Admission

There are a range of ticket options to suit every visitor, from families to individuals and those wanting to visit more of York's brilliant attractions. For those travelling in a group of 10 or more people, find out about Group Visits.

Plus, your admission ticket to York Minster is valid for 12 months! A free guided tour is included in your admission price, subject to availability. Adult admission starts from just £10 and children under-16 can visit the Minster for free with an adult!

Please note: Following events in Manchester and London, York Minster will undertake random bag searches upon entry to the Minster and large bags or suitcase will not be allowed inside the cathedral.
For more information, please read our security update here

 

Combined Ticket (Minster and Tower)

Adult - £15
Seniors and Students - £14
Child (ages 8-16*) - £5

*To climb the tower you must be 8+

Minster Only

Adult - £10
Seniors and Students - £9
Child (under-16) - Free with paying adult*

*valid for up to 4 children visiting the Minster with one adult (excluding groups of 10+).

UK tax payers may 'Gift Aid' their entrance fee which means that we can claim back 25% of your entrance fee from HM Revenue and Customs.

Did you know?

York Residents: Entrance to the Minster is free with valid identification including: a YorkCard, driving licence, utility bill, or proof of York address.

Your Minster ticket includes a free guided tour (subject to availability).

It costs £21,000 a day to run York Minster. Your admission charge directly supports the future of this holy and historic building. In these circumstances we trust you will understand why we charge for entry. No charges are made for those who wish to enter York Minster to pray, light a candle, or attend a service.

Closures

  • Friday 15 December 2017
    Last Admission 12.30pm (1.30pm closure) for St.Peter's Carol Concert (2.30pm). Friends and family welcome to service. Admission to 5.15pm Evening Prayer at 4.45pm
  • Saturday 16 December 2017
    Minster closed for general visiting from 1.30pm (last admission 12.30pm) due to performances of The Snowman at 2.30pm and 7.00pm. These two events have SOLD OUT.
  • Friday 22 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing at 3.30pm (Minster closes 4.30pm) due to 9 Lessons and Carols. See more info for full Christmas week opening details. — More info
  • Sunday 24 December 2017
    York Minster open for services only. See more info for details — More info
  • Monday 25 December 2017
    York Minster open for services only. See more info for details — More info
  • Tuesday 26 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing 4.00pm Evening Prayer on these days at 4.00pm - all welcome. See more info for all December services. — More info
  • Wednesday 27 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing 4.00pm Evening Prayer on these days at 4.00pm - all welcome. See more info for all December services. — More info
  • Thursday 28 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing 4.00pm Evening Prayer on these days at 4.00pm - all welcome. See more info for all December services. — More info
  • Friday 29 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing 4.00pm Evening Prayer on these days at 4.00pm - all welcome. See more info for all December services. — More info
  • Saturday 30 December 2017
    Last admission for sight-seeing 4.00pm Evening Prayer on these days at 4.00pm - all welcome. See more info for all December services. — More info

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