St Columbs Cathedral | Day Out With The Kids

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St Columbs Cathedral

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4-12
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

St Columbs Cathedral is almost 400 years old so it has a rich history, which you can discover in the small museum, or history room inside. It's wonderfully atmospheric and much more interesting to children than people often expect!

This is a stunning building that will absolutely amaze young imaginations, and it is free to visit! There is an exhibition of copies of the Book of Kells, plus a number of other historical artefacts, including a lovely collection of silver Communion plate, plus information about a variety of famous people, such as the hymn writer Cecil Frances Alexander, and the philosopher George Berkeley.

The cathedral also has some fantastic stained glass windows to wonder at, plus memorials and regimental flags. It also has a number of historical items from the time of the siege.
The member of staff are very friendly and helpful, and only too happy to answer any questions the kids may have about what they see, or to tell you more about the history of this great building, so don't be shy if they think of something good to ask about! Guided tours are available too if you want to get the absolute most from the trip. Free to visit, but donations very welcome.

Opening hours

Sunday services at 8am and 11am, plus Tuesday at 10.30am. The Daily Office is said at 10.30am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (The Litany) in The Baptistery. The Eucharist is celebrated on Tuesday at 10.30am in The Bishop William Alexander Chapel.

Pricing

Free to visit but donations welcome.

Travel & Contact Information

Address

17 London Street, Londonderry, Derry-Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48 6RQ, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 71267313

Map

Website

Click here to visit St Columbs Cathedral's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

St Columbs Cathedral has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

St Columbs Cathedral has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

St Columbs Cathedral has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

St Columbs Cathedral has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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