Soaring above the surrounding rooftops, Truro Cathedral is located at the
heart of this thriving Cornish city and wonderfully situated in the middle
of the Royal Duchy of Cornwall.
The information below will help you to plan and make the most of your visit.
We are an active part of the community welcoming people from all over the world, rather than simply a “heritage tourist attraction”, so we feel it is important to ensure that entry to this beautiful building is free. To help us maintain the life of the cathedral so that we can welcome future generations, perhaps you could have a coffee in our coffee shop, buy a guidebook or make a donation in one of the boxes. It all helps us to balance the books. A suggested donation of £5 per person (or £3 per child) would help us enormously. If you want to go one step further you could consider leaving us a legacy or bequest. Download a pdf of our legacies leaflet
There is ramp access at the front of the Cathedral in High Cross. Most parts of the Cathedral are accessible by ramp. There is a disabled toilet near the restaurant.
Our Learning Experiences are specifically designed for children and young people. Our KS1-4 workshops link to the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus and have been well received by students and teachers. We have a flexible attitude and are always happy to work with teachers/lecturers ahead of a visit to ensure we cover the topics relevant to your studies.
We have plenty of options to help bring the Cathedral to life for you and your students of all ages.
The Cathedral has developed a number of children's trails for families to use while visiting us.
We really are in the centre of Truro, amidst the bustle of the shops and restaurants. You can see our towers from miles around. The city is well served by public transport. There are regular bus and train services to Truro from around Cornwall. There is even a passenger ferry service from Falmouth and St Mawes. For visitors arriving by car there is an excellent park and ride system just follow the signs
The Shop has a wide range of guidebooks for sale. Cathedral Stewards can help you with any information enquiry you might have. There are Cathedral Chaplains available throughout the day to help you with Spiritual guidance or Confession.
Learn a little of the fascinating history of the Cathedral from our experienced team of Guides.
With the help of students and teachers from Hayle Community School, Cape Cornwall School and Mounts Bay School, we have created three foreign language films about Truro Cathedral, to inspire young people from France, Germany and Spain to visit us. With thanks to Links into Language and the Heritage Lottery Fund for making this project possible.
These times may vary depending on services.
If you are not thinking of joining us at one of our many services, you will need to plan your visit during a gap between services
You no longer need a permit to take photos in the cathedral. However if you wish to take photos with tripods you need to fill in a form and pay £5 at the Cathedral Shop.