Take a virtual tour around Norwich Cathedral


Explore the historic surroundings of Norwich Cathedral via our virtual tour!


Norwich Cathedral has teamed up with virtual tour specialists Vortex Visual to create a cutting edge 3D 360 digital experience which enables you to virtually walk around the 900-year-old Cathedral and its Cloisters via your mobile phone, tablet or computer.

Start your tour by clicking on the box above and, if you are on your mobile, turn your phone to landscape. Enjoy the sweeping view of the Cathedral Close before clicking on the arrow by the Great West Door to enter the Cathedral.

Once inside, you can digitally move around the Cathedral as you wish, exploring almost all the ground floor areas of the Cathedral including the Nave, the Chapels, the Choir and the Presbytery. You can also take a stroll around the Cathedral’s Cloisters and pause by the graveside of Norfolk nurse and First World War heroine Edith Cavell.

The virtual tour also gives people the chance to explore areas of the Cathedral which are currently closed to visitors in real-life – such as the Choir, the Presbytery and the Treasury – because of restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Throughout the tour, pop-up multimedia panels tell people about the different areas of the building and the Cathedral’s history, and give snapshots of the daily life of the Cathedral.

Happy exploring and we hope to welcome you in person soon!

Some top tips to make the most of your virtual tour:

If you are looking at the tour on your phone, make sure you turn your phone to landscape. Click the image above, and use your touchscreen to move around the tour.

If you are using a computer, use your mouse to navigate the tour. 

Enter the Cathedral by clicking on the arrow in front of the Great West Door.

The navigation panel on the top left will also take you straight to specific areas of the Cathedral and the Cloisters.

As you move around the tour, click on the pinpoints to find out more about the Cathedral and see extra pictures and videos.

To go back to the start of your virtual tour, just refresh your web page at any time!

Please note that we have been made aware of unauthorised ‘tours’ being advertised on social media of the Norwich Cathedral Virtual Tour. Please be aware that these unauthorised tours are not affiliated in any way with Norwich Cathedral or Vortex Visual. The Norwich Cathedral Virtual Tour is free for everybody to use and is available 24/7 for people to explore via the Norwich Cathedral and Vortex Visual websites.