Opening times Cathedral The cathedral is open daily to visitors from 9.15 am until Evensong, which you are warmly invited to attend. Times may vary for services and special events. Please call if you are planning a special visit. Provided it is for personal use only, photography is permitted in the cathedral; no permit is required. Hereford Cathedral and the Cathedral Close are fully covered by CCTV for the safety and security of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Mappa Mundi and Chained Library exhibition, cathedral cafe and shop Summer opening hoursFrom 12 March 2018 Monday–Saturday 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 30 minutes before closing) The exhibition, cafe and shop are closed on Sundays, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.