Cathedral and Dippy opening times

01 October 2021
The east end of the Cathedral is usually open seven days a week and the Dippy on Tour exhibition in the Nave and Cloister is usually open Monday to Saturday. We advise visitors to check this webpage regularly for the latest updates on opening times.
Dippy at Norwich Cathedral
Cathedral Opening Times

The east end of Norwich Cathedral is usually open daily from 7.30am until 6.30pm for daily worship and general visitors. It is also currently open on Friday evenings from 7pm until 9pm.

All are welcome to enjoy the east end of the Cathedral for quiet reflection, individual prayer, the lighting of candles and to enjoy the Cathedral's history and heritage.

For the latest information about daily worship at the Cathedral click here

Entry to the east end of the Cathedral is via the South Door.

Please note that the Cathedral's east end will be closed at the following times:
- on Saturday 16 October for the whole day due to a previously-arranged event
- on Friday 22 October from 12.45pm until 3.15pm due to a funeral taking place

Dippy on Tour Opening Times

The Cloister, Hostry and Nave of Norwich Cathedral will be hosting the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure exhibition from Tuesday 13 July until Saturday 30 October 2021.

The Dark Entry of the Cathedral's Cloister is the entrance point for the free exhibition featuring the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast. On entering the Cathedral Close, you will see green dinosaur footprints which will lead you to the Dippy on Tour entrance!

The usual opening times for the Dippy on Tour exhibition are: 

Monday to Friday - 10am-4pm
Friday evening - 7pm-9pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm.
Sunday - closed

Last entry to the exhibition is 30 minutes before closing time.

Dippy’s home in Norwich is a busy working Cathedral and this means that on some days the exhibition may be closed or have different opening times to those listed above.

All the latest changes to Dippy on Tour opening times will be made available here as soon as possible.

For more details about Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure click here

At Norwich Cathedral we aim to ensure that all of our visitors receive a warm welcome and leave having had a positive experience. The Dippy exhibition has been designed to be fully wheelchair accessible and visitors have the same access to disabled parking badges and accessible toilets as general Cathedral visitors.

Please note that due to damage caused by flooding, both of of the Cathedral's lifts are currently out of order. We are working hard to ensure that the lifts are fixed as soon as possible and in the meantime will be offering an alternative accessible route through the Dippy exhibition.

Jarrold at the Refectory Cafe
Jarrold at the Refectory Cafe is open every day from 10.30am until 3.30pm.

There will also be a pop-up cafe in the Cloister on some days.

Picture: Bill Smith