Guide leaflets are available at the shop, click here for more details


A wide range of items available see the shop area to find out more. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm during summer and 10am to 4.30pm during winter.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake at eh resturant, click here to find out more


Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea will round off your visit perfectly see the restaurant area to find out more. Open 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Saturday. Occasional Sunday opening see restaurant page.

Day to Day

Planning a visit

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
The Cathedral has issued a code of conduct that it expects visitors to abide by. Click here for details

Free Entry

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.

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Access to the cathedral

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 Full Access toilet near the restaurant.

Truro Cathedral Learning

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.

Click here to learn more

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Cathedral Trails

The Cathedral has developed a number of children's trails for families to use while visiting us.

Riff Raff the Cathedral Cat Trail

The Noah's Ark

Easter Activities at the Cathedral

St Piran's Trail

Getting to the Cathedral

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

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Help and Information

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. We regret that only Guide Dogs can be admitted to the cathedral.

Guided Tours

Learn a little of the fascinating history of the Cathedral from our experienced team of Guides.

  • Mon-Thurs 11.00am, between April and October.
  • We welcome Group Tours to the Cathedral. Contact the Cathedral Office on 01872 276782, or contact by email

An Introduction to Truro Cathedral in French, German and Spanish

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.

Cathedral opening times

  • 7.30am to 5pm Mon - Sat
  • 12 Noon to 4pm on Sundays
  • 9.30am during Bank holidays

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

Usual service times

Every weekday morning

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 8.30am Morning Prayer


  • 1pm Holy Communion


  • 12.10pm Christian Meditation


  • 11am Holy Communion

Weekday Evensong (term time)

  • 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


  • 4pm Evening Prayer or Evensong


  • 7.30am Morning Prayer
  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 10am Sung Eucharist
  • 4pm Evensong

Camera Permit

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.

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