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Tickets for events or tours at Salisbury Cathedral are valid for the date and time that they are purchased for.
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
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. 2016 recital dates are as follows:
Past Organ Recitals
20 April - The Alcock Recital - Geoffrey Morgan, Organist, Christchurch Priory
25 May - Andrew Nathsingha, Director of Music, St John's College, Cambridge
22 June - The Jenkinson Recital - Henry Websdale, Organ Scholar, Salisbury Cathedral
Future Organ Recitals
27 July - John Challenger, Assistant Director of Music, Salisbury Cathedral
17 August - Tom Winpenny, Asssitant Master of Music, St Albans Cathedral
14 September - Mark Williams, Director of Music, Jesus College, Cambridge
12 October - The Emery Recital - Peter King, Director of Music, Bath Abbey
TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS PLEASE NOTE WHICH MONTH THE RECITAL TAKES PLACE IN (SEE ABOVE), THEN SELECT THE CONCERT DATE AND THE QUANTITY OF TICKETS YOU REQUIRE ON THE NEXT SCREEN.
• Standard Organ Recital Ticket £9.00
• Wheelchair Organ Recital Ticket £7.50
A regular programme of lectures, talks, discussions and opportunities to take part in practical sessions. Please click on an event for more information about it.
• Glass Enamelling £15.00
Wednesday 20 September - The Somme: Trying to make sense of the senseless
Author Allan Mallinson gives the first of a series of three lectures on the Somme and its repercussions then and now as part of the Cathedral’s WW1 commemoration.
Allan is a former soldier, Times historian of the First World War, and author of Too Important for the Generals.
Thursday 20 October - The Somme: Can it be Justified?
Nigel Biggar hosts the second of our WW1 Lectures
Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford, author of In Defence of War, and an expert in the Christian tradition of 'just war' reasoning. Other publications include In Defence of War (Oxford, 2013, 2014) and “Right to Fight”, Scottish Review (January 2015).
Wednesday 9 November - Shellshock versus Cowardice on the Somme: The Life & Death of Private Harry Farr
Professor Sir Simon Wessely hosts the third and final of our WW1 Lectures.
Professor Wessely is Chair of Psychological Medicine, King's College London. Director, King's Centre for Military Health Research and President, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Private Harry Farr was a British soldier executed for alleged cowardice during the Battle of the Somme. His fate was particularly tragic because he had a history of "shell shock". After many years, Harry and all the others executed for military offences during the First World War, were finally granted a posthumous pardon.
Private Harry Farr was executed on October 16th 1916. Professor Wessely was an expert witness and has written and researched the background to the case. Things are never quite what they seem!
TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS PLEASE NOTE WHICH MONTH THE LECTURE TAKES PLACE IN (SEE ABOVE), THEN SELECT THE DATE AND THE QUANTITY OF TICKETS YOU REQUIRE ON THE NEXT SCREEN.
Doors open at 6.30pm
Entry via the North Porch
• Entrance Ticket £7.00
• Volunteer Entrance Ticket £7.00
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.
• Library Tour with Tea £22.00
Join the Sewing Soldier, Lt Col Neil Stace from the Great British Sewing Bee, in making commemorative WW1 Sweetheart Pincushions. Learn how the injured soldiers used sewing and embroidery to help them recover from the physical and psychological traumas of fighting in the trenches. Make your own personal Sweetheart Pincushion and be a part of the SSAFA 100 Hearts for 100 years project.
Tickets are free but, suggested £5 adult/£2 child, donation to SSAFA, collected on the day.
• Entrance Ticket Free
To launch the SSAFA 100 Hearts for 100 Years project, Lt Col Neil Stace a finalist on the Great British Sewing Bee and a serving soldier, will give a presentation about the WW1 Sweetheart Pincushions.
Neil will talk about how these exquisite pincushions, made by injured soldiers, were an early form of occupational therapy, helping them cope with the traumatic experiences of fighting in the trenches, and of his own experiences when sewing has helped him through difficult periods whilst serving on the front line in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
Free entry with retiring collection.
• Entrance Ticket Free
A lecture by Brian Clarke who is the creator of some of the most prominent stained glass in the world which can be found in architectural settings and private and public collections. “It is not an accident that stained glass has been regarded as a metaphor for the divine for over a millennium, because light has been regarded as a metaphor for the divine” says Brian.
• Entrance Ticket Free
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