FAQs

The cathedral is now open. The safety of cathedral staff, volunteers, congregation and visitors is paramount and there are new rules and processes. Details of worship information along with service times can be found on the news page. Please also visit the news section for further information and safety measures in place for both the shop and restaurant.

Please be aware that face coverings are mandatory in all areas of the cathedral. They are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing.

We thank everyone who plans to visit for familiarising themselves in advance with the new rules and processes and look forward to welcoming you to the cathedral. God be with you and enjoy this sacred space.

When can I visit Truro Cathedral?

Truro Cathedral is open every day of the year. See our Opening Hours page.

Do I have to buy an entrance ticket?

No. Entry to Truro Cathedral is free. See our Free Entry page to find out more.

Do I need to book a tour?

If for a small group or for individuals generally, the answer is no. We have free tours for some parts of the year (see our Tours page) but remember to contact the cathedral prior to your visit to check that the tour is going ahead. If you are a larger group (10 or more) then booking is necessary visit out Tours page to find out more.

Do you run tours for schools?

We have a small but dedicated education team who can organise various tours for your school. We would love to hear from you. Please visit our Schools page to find more and contact the team so that we can accommodate your requirements.

What is the cost of a tour?

Like entry to the cathedral, general tours are free but donations are welcome. There is a small charge for school tours - please visit our Schools page to find out more. 

Can I bring my dog to the cathedral?

Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed in the cathedral but not in the Cathedral Restaurant. Identified Assistance Dogs are permitted access throughout all areas of the cathedral (including the restaurant).

May I take photographs in the cathedral?

You are very welcome to take photographs.

Are there people available to help if I am looking for support?

Cathedral Chaplains are available throughout the day to offer support or help with spiritual guidance or confession.

Are there accessible facilities?

A ramp provides access to Truro Cathedral via the shop near the front entrance at High Cross.  

Ramps allow access to most parts of the cathedral.

Accessible toilets can be found near the restaurant.

A loop system is fitted in the cathedral.

Large print service sheets are available.

Please visit our Accessibility page for more information.

When are the Service Times?

Service times are listed in our Regular Services page. Please also check our What's On page as occasionally services will change.

Can we be married at Truro Cathedral?

We receive a large number of requests from couples wishing to get married at the cathedral. It is necessary that some criteria is met. Please visit our Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals page.

Can we get our baby baptised at Truro Cathedral?

Please visit our Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals page.

Can I get something to eat at the Cathedral?

Truro Cathedral Café/Restaurant offers a breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea of homemade and locally sourced Cornish food. Please see our Restaurant page.

Is there a Cathedral Shop?

There’s a well-stocked shop at the cathedral offering a wide range of gifts, books, CDs and souvenirs. Visit our Shop page.

 What else can I do in Truro?

Truro Cathedral is located right in the centre of Truro and has lots of things to see and do for visitors to Truro and Cornwall.  Truro was recently named top family-friendly holiday city in the UK by Holiday Lettings UK and, with its cobbled streets, food markets, independent retailers and visitor attractions such as Truro Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum, its a great place to visit. Please see Visit Truro and Visit Cornwall websites for more information and visitor guides.