For general visiting, York Minster is open daily from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, with special hours on Sundays from 12:45 to 3:15 PM.
The Minster is also open for services and prayer from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, with special hours on Sundays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Explore the sacred place
Immerse yourself in the rich history of York Minster — from the first recorded wooden church in the 7th century to the numerous fires that threatened to burn the cathedral down. Discover many stories about the famous cathedral through interactive exhibitions exploring phenomena of the past and the present.
Admire the magnificent architecture
The construction of the present building took over two centuries, the renovation — five years, but it was definitely worth the wait. Explore the largest cathedral built during the Gothic period and marvel at the magnificent windows with thousands of pieces of Medieval glass.
Take a walk through the old city of York and learn about York Minster with the self-guided audio tour A Walk in York: Ghosts, History, and Chocolate. Discover fascinating stories and spooky tales about outstanding historical characters and get to know York's past.
The York Minster ticket price is £12.50 for adults and £9.50 for students with ID.
The Minster offers free admission to children under 17 with an accompanying adult.
York Minster is the most popular tourist attraction in the city, so tickets tend to sell out fast. Moreover, the Minster encourages visitors to book tickets in advance for a fast-track entry.
Tickets for York Minster are valid for 12 months so that you can make a reservation one year in advance.