Canterbury Cathedral


About Canterbury Cathedral

The cathedral’s history goes back to 597 when St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great as a missionary, established his seat in Canterbury. In 1170, Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the cathedral and, ever since, the cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.

Opening Times

Please see the
Canterbury Cathedral Website.


Admission Charges

There is no admission charge
to the Art & Memory Collection.

Contact Details

Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH
Visit website | Tel: +44 (0)1227 762862