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From the very early days of its origins and then starting to build just after the turn of the 20th Century, through to its completion in 1978 after 74 long, hard, but rewarding years, the unfolding story of this great cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, is both fascinating and quite unique.

It managed to survive 2 World Wars, periods of recession and great hardship in this once famous and important port of Liverpool to become a tribute to the dedication of a great many people and their skills.


The cathedral is a centre of worship and celebration, exploring the mystery and glory of God and responding to His love. It is a centre of Learning, obeying Christ's commission to make known the Gospel through preaching, worship, education programmes and special events. It is a centre of hospitality, welcoming all of our visitors from all corners of the globe, and affirming our common humanity.

Attractions Ticket
Their great value attractions ticket gives all the family a truly wonderful day out that will live long in the memory.  First of all there's the Tower Experience
See the City from the top of the Cathedral tower - an amazing view, see across the Mersey as far as Blackpool tower on a clear day!  Then travel down the tower and stop to look at the Elizabeth Hoare Embroidery Gallery.  The hidden gem of the Catherdal, this gallery presents a lifetime of ecclesiastical embroideries, and offers a unique view of the Cathedral and the great West Window.

When you arrive back at the bottom of the tower, continue your journey of discovery by watching a ten minute panoramic film in the Cathedral theatre, it gives you a brief history of the building of the Cathedral and then a bang up to date fly through the Cathedral and the city.  

Finish your journey with our entertaining 'Great Space' audio tour - available in both adult and child versions, and in French, German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.  With words and music it takes you around the Cathedral, telling you the great story of the Cathedral from the laying of the foundation stone in 1904 to the completion in 1978 as well as stopping at interactive exhibitions.  This whole experience will make you relive the story that is Liverpool Cathedral.

Tickets from the Cathedral Shop:  £5 standard, £3.50 concessions, £12 family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Getting there:
The Cathedral is a short walk from the heart of the city centre up Mount Pleasant and right onto Hope Street. Alternatively, walk along Renshaw Street (look for Lewis's Department Store) and then turn right into Berry Street (look for bomb damaged church, St Luke's, on the corner). Continue to follow signs for Liverpool Cathedral. Turn left into Upper Duke Street and the main entrance is approx 200 yards uphill on the right. If walking from the Albert Dock, walk towards Hanover street and turn right into Duke Street and then continue on into Upper Duke Street. This is an uphill walk.

Using Sat Nav- use L1 7AZ
From M6 North or South, leave at Junction 21A and take M62 (West) for Liverpool. At the end of the M62, follow signs for City Centre and then for ‘Cathedrals’ and then the specific signs for 'Liverpool Cathedral'.

From Cheshire, follow signs to Liverpool via Tunnels (Wallasey or Birkenhead Tunnels), there is a £1.40 toll each way for private vehicles and a much higher charge for coaches/mini-coaches. Other vehicles/motorcycles also attract a different rate. When reaching Liverpool follow signs to city centre and ‘Cathedrals’ and then the specific signs for 'Liverpool Cathedral'

Limited visitor parking for cars only is available at the Cathedral, and uses a pay-on-exit system.
Visits up to 1/2 hour are FREE,
Up to 1 hour £2.00,
Up to 3 hours £3.00
3 - 5 hours £5.00
All-day parking is £6.00.

Opening Times:
Cathedral 8am - 6pm


Contact Details:

Liverpool Cathedral
St James’ Mount
L1 7AZ
Telephone: 0151 709 6271
Website: http://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk