The Minster is open for sightseeing every day as well as regular services, events and concerts. Please note there are occasions when York Minster is open for services only. Please check our Closures section for sightseeing closures.

Opening Times

For services

Open daily - see service times here.

For closures

View our calendar of when the Minster is closed and/or any changes in admission times.

Please note: Each day the Quire and East end shuts an hour before evening service (e.g 4.15pm closure for a 5.15pm Evensong)


For sightseeing

Weekdays & Saturdays:
First admission 9:00am. Last Admission at 4.30pm

First admission 12.45pm. Last Admission at 3.00pm


All tickets include entry to the Undercroft - York Minster's interactive museum. Available access is as follows:

Weekdays & Saturdays:
10.00am -4.15pm
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Minster Shop Opening Hours

The shop is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm and on a Sunday 12.30pm - 5.30pm.


There are a range of ticket options to suit every visitor, from families to individuals and those wanting to visit more of York's brilliant attractions. For those travelling in a group of 10 or more people, find out about Group Visits.

Plus, your admission ticket to York Minster is valid for 12 months! A free guided tour is included in your admission price, subject to availability. Adult admission starts from just £10 and children under-16 can visit the Minster for free with an adult!

Please note: Due to nationalwide security levels, York Minster will undertake random bag searches upon entry to the Minster and large bags or suitcase will not be allowed inside the cathedral.
For more information, please read our security update here


Combined Ticket (Minster and Tower)

Adult - £15
Seniors and Students - £14
Child (ages 8-16*) - £5

*To climb the tower you must be 8+

Minster Only

Adult - £10
Seniors and Students - £9
Child (under-16) - Free with paying adult*

*valid for up to 4 children visiting the Minster with one adult (excluding groups of 10+).

UK tax payers may 'Gift Aid' their entrance fee which means that we can claim back 25% of your entrance fee from HM Revenue and Customs.

Tower trips may be affected by weather so please ask about availability prior to your visit or as you arrive at the cathedral.

Did you know?

York Residents: Entrance to the Minster is free with valid identification including: a YorkCard, driving licence, utility bill, or proof of York address.

Your Minster ticket includes a free guided tour (subject to availability).

It costs £21,000 a day to run York Minster. Your admission charge directly supports the future of this holy and historic building. In these circumstances we trust you will understand why we charge for entry. No charges are made for those who wish to enter York Minster to pray, light a candle, or attend a service.


  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
    General admission from 10am
  • Sunday 22 April 2018
    Minster open for Sunday services only including St George's Day Parade Service for York Scouts and Guides (2.00pm). All welcome to all services.
  • Thursday 17 May 2018
    Last admission 3.00pm due to set-up of special Evensong (5.15pm) to celebrate the completion of the East End and Great East Window. The service will take place in the Nave - all welcome.
  • Friday 15 June 2018
    Last admission 1.00pm

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