Come and explore this historic 900 year old Cathedral whose spire dominates the horizon for miles around. This magnificent Cathedral is Mother Church to the parishes of Sussex and welcomes visitors of any faith and those with none. With history, heritage, art and music – and the beautiful Bishop's Palace Gardens to explore – it's a must-see for visitors of all ages.
Entry is free and the Cathedral is open every day all year round. Guided tours run at 11.30am and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday – tours last about an hour and tickets can be purchased on the day from the Cathedral Shop. There are a number of special trails for children to help them learn and have fun while exploring this wonderful building.
The Cathedral is a fascinating combination of both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks. It is renowned for its art, which includes paintings, tapestries, sculptures and stained glass. Contemporary works by acclaimed artists such as John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Marc Chagall and Philip Jackson, complement paintings and carvings from every century since the Cathedral's foundation.
In the Shop there's an opportunity to buy distinctive Cathedral souvenirs, unique jewellery created by local designers, Fairtrade gifts, traditional toys and sacred music. There is also a wide selection of books ranging from local interest titles to spirituality.
Check the Cathedral website for a vibrant calendar of events
including exhibitions, talks, lectures, lunchtime and evening concerts, many
free of charge. You are very welcome to drop in and join one of the daily
services, or just wander freely in this extraordinary and atmospheric building.