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Lichfield Cathedral

Explore the stunning cathedral and discover a rich world of history and architecture from the 16th century Herkenrode stained glass windows to the moving memorial, The Sleeping Children. Founded by the great Anglo-Saxon missionary, St Chad, the Cathedral has been welcoming visitors since 700 and currently sees over 115,000 visitors each year. As you walk through our magnificent Cathedral, you will see treasures such as the Lichfield Angel, the St Chad Gospels and much more. Join us for one of our services and experience the long-held choral tradition of this beautiful place. The Cathedral also plays host to a range of exciting special events including exhibitions, concerts, fundraising events, book signings and gala dinners.

Ashmole Exhibition - Find out about the life and times of Elias Ashmole, antiquarian, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and alchemist and famous Lichfield son.

Turner Exhibition - Selected works of Turner, renowned 18th century artist, is set to visit Lichfield Cathedral in 2017.
In addition, visitors can enjoy a range of specialist and unique tours, exploring the importance and heritage of this most beautiful Cathedral. Visitors can also enjoy delicious refreshments in Chapters ‘The Café in the Close’ and buy that special gift at The Shop at No 9.


Visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org for further information on all of the above and get regular updates by liking us on Facebook or following us on twitter @LichfieldCath

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)