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COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Cathedral is closed for general visiting. We do hope to open again soon, so please keep following our website and social media for updates. Until then, you may enjoy this virtual tour of the Cathedral.

The Cathedral Shop is also closed, however purchases can be made via the online shop: www.cathedralshopmelbourne.com/

 

The Cathedral is open every day to pilgrims and visitors for worship, prayer and visiting. Many people come in to explore the wealth of history in the building, or to simply experience the quiet sanctity of this sacred space.

The Cathedral Shop is located adjacent to the main entrance. Available for purchase is a range of merchandise including bibles, holding crosses, postcards, candles, recordings of the Cathedral Choir and other souvenirs by which you can remember your visit

See what others say about their visit to St Paul’s Cathedral – read our Trip Advisor Reviews here.

Visitor Information

COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Cathedral is unable to open at this time for general visiting. We do hope to open again soon, so please keep following our website and social media for updates. Until then, you may enjoy this virtual tour of the Cathedral.

 

Visiting Times

The Cathedral is staffed by guides during opening hours (subject to the availability of volunteers) and there are information guides available at the back of the Cathedral in various languages to allow visitors to take a self-guided tour.

Self Guided Tour Guides

Visitors can pick up free cards inside the Cathedral which have information and a basic map of the building. These cards are available in a number of different languages and should be returned at the end of your visit.

Alternatively you can use this short self-guided tour to navigate your way around the Cathedral.

Stories Under the Windows

Stained glass windows were originally incorporated into gothic churches to convey Bible stories in a colourful visual form at a time when not everyone in a population could read, nor had access to a bible of their own. Today, the windows in St Paul’s Cathedral provide an opportunity for people who have little or no knowledge of the biblical narrative to engage with Bible stories with a storyteller.