Opening Times

Normal Cathedral Visiting Times:

October to March:

Monday to Saturday – Admission between 10am and 3.30pm

(Lower Church closes at 3.15pmThe Cathedral closes at 4:00 pm.)

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 3.30 pm (No Volunteer Guides on Duty)

The Cathedral is open on Sunday morning at 11:00 only for those attending morning worship. All visitors are welcome to attend this (Church of Scotland, Presbyterian) service, once the restrictions on numbers are lifted.

The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public.

April to September:

Monday to Saturday  – Admission between 9.30am and 5pm

 (Lower Church closes at 4:45pmCathedral closes at 5:30 pm.)

Sunday – Admission between 1 pm and 4.30 pm (Cathedral closes at 5:00 pm Lower Church closes at 3:45, no Volunteer Guides on Duty)

The Cathedral is open on Sunday morning only for those attending morning worship at 11am. All visitors are welcome to attend this (Church of Scotland) service.

The Historic Environment Scotland Shop is open when the Cathedral is open to the public. All Guided Tours have currently been suspended due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Doors Open Week Specialised Tours
Bookings are essential and can be made from September 1st through our usual booking form.
Please indicate the particular tour you wish to take when using the booking form.
  • Tuesday 17th September 2.30 pm Literary Tour
  • Friday 20th September 1.00 pm Stained Glass Tour
  • Friday 20th September 2.30 pm Military Memorial Tour

A full tour takes about one hour. Please allow enough time to complete the tour. There is no specific charge for a tour but a donation is welcomed.

If you are a small family group (1-3 people), there will usually be Volunteer Guides on duty to give you a tour of the Cathedral. Tour start times are as required. For a larger group, if you require the services of a Guide use the contact form here to contact our adult or child/school group tour organisers.

However, if you want to book a self guided visit by a large group or you bring your own guide, and do not need the services of our Volunteer Guides, you need to contact Historic Environment Scotland, who are in charge of the building at trade@hes.scot

Historic Environment Scotland Explorer Pass – HES website

This is the website of Glasgow Cathedral’s  Church of Scotland congregation.