Durham Cathedral will be open for an evening of activities as part of the Cathedrals at Night event.

Cathedrals at Night is a national event that sees cathedrals across the country open their doors after hours for a variety of activities and to see the Durham Cathedral buildings in a new way.

The Cathedrals at Night event launches Durham's Year of Pilgrimage and celebrates the opening of the Northern Saints Trails, on St Cuthbert's Day.

When is Durham's Cathedrals at Night event?

Cathedrals at Night takes place on Friday March 20, from 7pm until 10pm.

What are the Cathedrals at Night activities in Durham?

There'll be several events based around art, experience, and family activities.

Cathedrals at Night will see the debut of LIGHT, a contemporary art installation in the Galilee Chapel, accompanied by a soundtrack including Among Angels composed by Durham native Will Todd and recorded by The Sixteen.

There will be trails of luminaria, paper lanterns, to guide visitors through the cathedral.

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Visitors can listen to In St Cuthbert's Time, a sound installation by Chris Watson, which brings the sounds of Lindisfarne to St Cuthbert's Shrine.

There will be free guided tours of Durham Cathedral. Meanwhile, there is a Durham Distillery cocktails pop-up bar to pre-order, and the Undercroft Restaurant and Cathedral Shop will be open for food and shopping.

There is also an activity to make your own pilgrim token, which is suitable for all ages.

The Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre on Owengate will also be open from 7pm-10pm where you can meet the Young Heritage Ambassadors who will bring to life pilgrimage experiences past and present from across the world.

How much are Cathedrals at Night tickets?

Tickets are free if you just want to walk around and enjoy the activities, or you can buy a ticket which includes a drink.

Tickets which include a Durham Distillery cocktail at the pop-up bar cost £5 (alcoholic drink) or £3 (non-alcoholic drink).

You don't have to book if you're not getting a drink, but you can do it at www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/whats-on/cathedrals-at-night-20-march

Cathedrals at Night is a project supported by the Association of English Cathedrals to mark 2020 as the Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage, and will see English cathedrals holding evening events throughout the year to welcome new visitors.

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