On Wednesday 29th July, Ely Cathedral reopened its doors to visitors after over 130 days of closure.
Over 250 visitors came through the doors on the first day to experience the Cathedral which has widely been acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world. Nearly all areas are accessible to the public including Ely’s magnificent Lady Chapel. It is hoped Tower Tours and guided tours can resume as soon as it is safe to do so.
Chris Flatman, Director of Operations said “It has been a long four months since the doors were closed as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, and in accordance with the latest guidance from the Government and the Church of England, we are delighted to be re-opening for the Summer. The Cathedral team has been so excited at the prospect of opening doors and welcoming back visitors and everyone has been working hard to ensure there are plenty of safety measures in place as well as having staff and volunteers are on hand to make sure visitors have an enjoyable experience.“
Ely Cathedral has recently been awarded Visit England’s industry standard ‘We’re Good To Go!’ consumer mark. This is to reassure visitors that they adhere to Government and public health guidance, they have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment, and have the required processes in place.
In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, visitors are being asked to book tickets in advance of their visit via www.elycathedral.org so the Cathedral can keep an eye the number of people accessing the building at any one time.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back into the Cathedral.
New Visiting Opening Times: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday
Entrance will be via the West Door. (main entrance)
For further information about opening times and Cathedral admission please visit the website www.elycathedral.org or call the Box Office on 01353 660349
Press release from Ely Cathedral
Image – Timothy Selvage