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Tickets for events or tours at Salisbury Cathedral are valid for the date and time that they are purchased for.

Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour

Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour

Enjoy spectacular views as you explore the roof spaces and tower with our knowledgeable guides, climbing 332 steps in easy stages by narrow winding spiral staircases to reach the foot of the spire 225 feet above ground level. From here you can see up into the spire through the medieval scaffold, and from the outside you can look over the city and surrounding countryside.

These tours take approximately 90 minutes (although they can over run) and are limited to 12 people per trip.  We regret that children under the age of 7 or anyone under the height of 1.2m cannot participate in these tours due to health and safety regulations.

Please note that access to the Cathedral can be limited during special events, please check our closures before you travel.

Ticket includes admission into the Cathedral and Chapter House with Magna Carta.

Adult Ticket   £12.50
Child Ticket (7 - 17yrs)   £8.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 3 children)   £30.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children)   £30.00
Family Ticket (2 adults + 1 child)   £30.00

Organ Recital Tickets

Organ Recital Tickets

Salisbury Cathedral's Organ Recital Series, performed on the Cathedral's famous Father Willis Organ, features one recital a month from April to October at 7.30pm on Wednesday evenings.

 

 

Standard Organ Recital Ticket   £10.00
Wheelchair Organ Recital Ticket   £7.50

Two Day Stone Carving Course

Two Day Stone Carving Course

Would you like to have a go at stone masonry under the tutelage of one of our own Cathedral masons?  This course will teach you how to carve a flower panel, whether you have little or no experience of the craft of stone carving you will be taken each step of the way on the course, which will be tailored to your needs, by one of the Cathedral’s own Masons.

 

Adult Ticket   £150.00

Library Tour and Tea

Library Tour and Tea

Visit Salisbury Cathedral's 15th Century library and view its precious collections then enjoy a delicious cream tea in the Refectory Restaurant afterwards!

The Library contains over 10,000 books dating as far back as far as 9th Century. During the tour a Cathedral expert will you a range of books specially selected to demonstrate the importance and variety of this unique collection.

Tour starts at 14.00 followed by tea at 15.00.

Entrance Ticket   £22.00

Print Workshop for 11 to 18 years

Print Workshop for 11 to 18 years

This is a great workshop to develop your ideas by manipulating your image on Photoshop before making a black and white toner photocopy. Using Gum Arabic and the humble black-and-white toner photocopy as your ‘plate’, you can make prints of photographic images, your own lyrics and poetry typed and printed and even your own artwork. Learn how to create personal sketch book pages with a variety of mixed media techniques using ink, oil pastel, bleach and acrylic.

Entrance Ticket   £15.00

Print Workshop for Adults

Print Workshop for Adults

An adult printmaking workshop to develop your creativity. Learn an unusual print creation technique that incorporates your own photography, literature, poetry and musical scores. 

Turn your empty pages into creative flair with a variety of mixed media techniques using ink, oil pastel, bleach and acrylic. This is a great workshop for people who love experimenting.

Entrance Ticket   £40.00

Movies Under the Spire: Ashes

Movies Under the Spire: Ashes

Frank (Ray Winstone) is confined to a residential home, stricken with Alzheimer’s – past, present and future steadily disintegrating.   Then one day, James (Jim Sturgess) appears, wanting to re-connect with a father who no longer knows him. James springs Frank from the home and pair go on the run. 

A thriller suitable for 15 years and over.

Booking details

Doors open 18:30

Running time approx, 1h 40 min followed by a 30 minute panel discussion hosted by Canon Dr Robert Titley.

Tickets: £9, to include soft drink and tapas nibbles. 

All seats unreserved.

Entrance Ticket   £9.00

Graffiti Tour

Graffiti Tour

New for 2017, our expert guides share the findings from an on-going project recording and interpreting the Cathedral's graffiti. Most of this tour is at floor level but a section of this fascinating journey into the Cathedral's past will involve climbing around 70 steps via a spiral staircase to the highest balcony level (triforium) to view medieval Arabic carpentry markings.

There is also a wonderful opportunity to photograph the Cathedral from the base of the West Window, looking down the full length of the Nave to the East End.

 

Adult Ticket   £12.50
Child Ticket   £8.00

Colin Wiggins: Contemporary Art in a Sacred Space

Colin Wiggins: Contemporary Art in a Sacred Space

Colin Wiggins reflects on the role of contemporary art in sacred spaces and highlights here for us the work of Ana Maria Pacheco.

Brazilian born sculptor Ana Maria Pacheco produces dramatic work in a powerful contemporary idiom. This talk will discuss its making and meaning and how it responds to a sacred medieval setting.

Colin Wiggins was Special Projects Curator at the National Gallery, London until 2016 where he worked closely with Pacheco during her residency there in 1998-2000.  He has worked with many leading artists including Peter Blake, Frank Auerbach and Michael Landy. He is currently working with Paula Rego on an exhibition for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings for later this year.

Entrance Ticket   £7.00

Dementia: Past, Present and Future

Dementia: Past, Present and Future

An evening with a panel of experts on dementia: Dr Lesley Collier, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy at Southampton University,

Keggie Carew, author of Dadland about her father and Alzheimer's and Dr Claudia Cooper, Reader in Old Age Psychiatry UCL.

We welcome everyone whether you are living with dementia, a carer, health professional or anyone interested in simply finding out more. Free, in the Cathedral north transept.

Entrance Ticket   Free

My Favourite Bloom

My Favourite Bloom

My Favourite Bloom Workshops are drop in sessions for all living with Dementia and their carers

A simple hands-on making workshop where tissue papers and simple cut shapes can be taped on to wires to form favourite flowers. Perhaps the choice of flower and fresh scents from fresh blooms will trigger memories

The hand-made items can be taken home

Entrance Ticket   Free

Lecture: Suspended Between the Darkness and the Light

Lecture: Suspended Between the Darkness and the Light

In this lecture Paul Hills will explore how Pacheco’s works embody such contraries as torment and peace or requiem, wandering and coming to rest, and he will discuss how she draws upon and transfigures motifs from Christian and Classical iconography.

Professor Paul Hills is Professor Emeritus at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

50 minute lecture with 10 minutes Q & A

Entrance Ticket   £7.00

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