Bring your group to Rochester Cathedral, England’s second oldest cathedral
Rochester Cathedral welcomes hundreds of groups from all around the world. We are a great destination for private groups, organised tours and coach parties. To find out more about bringing a school group to the Cathedral please click here.
We offer a wide range of activities for groups and are always happy to tailor our offer to your requirements where possible. Whether your group want a specialised tour and a slice of cake in our Café or just want to wander and soak up the atmosphere in our beautiful Cathedral – we are happy to accommodate your needs.
Group visits to Rochester Cathedral start at just £2.50 per person for an unguided visit.
Our team of trained guides will be able to lead you and your group on a fantastic journey through the Cathedral. They bring the fascinating history of Rochester Cathedral to life sharing interesting anecdotes and information which you could never discover on your own. Our guides are happy to tailor their tour to your interests from Benedictine monasticism, Norman architecture to Charles Dickens.
We also offer an exclusive tour of our Library collection led by one of our volunteer librarians. Your group will be able to view our collection of rare books, some of which date back to the 1100’s. Due to the delicate atmospheric conditions of the library we are limited to a maximum of 12 in a group for this tour.
Prices are from just £5 per person including entrance to the Cathedral.
Enhance your visit to Rochester Cathedral by visiting our newly opened Café in the Crypt. Located in our recently restored 13th century Crypt, the Café is the perfect way to begin or end your visit to Rochester Cathedral. We offer a lovely selection of homemade cakes and simple sandwiches in a beautiful and unique setting.
Prices are from just £4 per person including entrance to the Cathedral.
Entrance Only: £2.50 per person
Guided Tour (please specify if you want the Cathedral tour or the Library tour): £5 per person (£3.60 for Parish Groups within the Diocese of Rochester)
Slice of cake and a hot drink in our Café in the Crypt: £4 per person
Guided Tour with cake and a hot drink in our Café in the Crypt: £9 per person
How to Book
Advanced booking is essential for all group visits to ensure guaranteed entry into the Cathedral. A group is considered as being fifteen or more people. Due to the nature of the Cathedral there are occasions where we are unable to allow entrance to unbooked groups so, to avoid disappointment, it is essential to book in advance. All prices include VAT.
If you would like to book a group visit to Rochester Cathedral, please contact the Events Officer on (01634) 810073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extend your visit
Why not make a full day of it in Rochester and explore the other attractions in the town? Rochester is a hidden gem in Kent and has excellent transport links with London and the rest of Kent. We are just 35 minutes from Central London by train. Find out about what else Rochester has to offer here