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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is set within a remarkable and serene Close and there is much to occupy the visitor. The 800 year old Cathedral, the third building on the site has a fascinating history.

New Tower Tours launched: Don't miss out on your chance to get some of the best views of the city on Lichfield Cathedral's new Tower Tours. Find out more.

Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition: The Cathedral is currently home to a long-term display of Staffordshire Hoard treasures, including stunning replicas of the Pectoral Cross and Biblical Inscription Strip. The display is housed in the Chapter House, alongside the stunning Lichfield Angel and St Chad Gospels and is open: Monday to Saturday: 10am until 4pm / Sunday: 12 noon until 3pm

The Cathedral was under seige three times during the Civil War, restored under Charles II in the 1660s, extensively remodelled internally in the late 18th century and completely restored to its medieval splendour by Sir George Gilbert Scott 100 years later, its treasures include the 8th century St Chad Gospels, 16th century Flemish Glass, monuments by Chantrey and Epstein and the 20th century Lang Lichfield Silver Commission.

For kids (big and small) don't miss our children's tour leaflets - a fun way to look at our history!

Contact Details and Map

The Close
Lichfield
WS13 7LD

Tel: 01543 306100

Email: info@lichfield-cathedral.org

Website: www.lichfield-cathedral.org

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Getting here and parking

By Road

Lichfield is in the heart of the Midlands about 17 miles north east of Birmingham. It is also very conveniently situated close to the main motorway network. We are about 17 miles north of the M6 motorway and close to the M42.

Local Bus Services

Lichfield is in the heart of the Midlands about 17 miles north east of Birmingham. It is also very conveniently situated close to the main motorway network. We are about 17 miles north of the M6 motorway and close to the M42.

Nearest Train Station

There is a regular train service (about every 20 minutes) from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City station. Mainline services also serve Lichfield Trent Valley on the Euston/Glasgow line. The nearest airports are Birmingham International and East Midlands, both within about 45 minutes drive of the City.

Local Taxi Services

There are local taxi services throughout the city.

Parking Facilities

No dedicated parking

Times

Opening Hours

  • Monday 7:30am - 6:15pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:15pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:15pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:15pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:15pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:15pm
  • Sunday 7:30am - 5:00pm

Open all year round (except )

Prices

Free Entry

Donations are welcome.

Facilities

  • Public toilets available
  • Weddings and Conference Facilities Available

Accessibility

Entering the building/attraction

  • The entrance has a permanent wheelchair accessible ramp
  • The entrance has a handrail

Access, lifts and ramps

  • There is level access to the main public areas
  • Some areas can only be reached using staircases

Main pathways into and around the venue

  • Routes and/or pathways are suitable for wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility
  • The main pathways/routes are flat internal surfaces

Services for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues

  • Wheelchairs available to borrow
  • Displays are at suitable heights for children / wheelchair users

Children and babies

  • Baby changing facilities available

Services for the hearing impaired

  • Hearing loop is available in key places
  • Tours available for the hearing impaired - on request

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed
  • There is good contrast between the floor and walls
  • Tours available for the visually impaired - on request
  • There is clear signage throughout the attraction (i.e. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc)

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