Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

Cathedral House
Mount Pleasant
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 5TQ

Tel: +44 (0)151 709 9222

Outside shot of the Cathedral with blue skies and a few clouds.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Entrance To the CathedralFree
Lutyens Crypt£5.00 per ticket
Lutyens Crypt Family Ticket£12.00 per ticket

Family Ticket - 2 adults and two children.

About

No trip to Liverpool is complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. This dramatic icon of faith, architecture and human endeavour is spectacular in both scale and design.

Explore the Cathedral's majestic interior which includes modern works of art and stunning design features, such as its striking Lantern Tower - the world’s largest area of coloured glass. Along with daily Masses and Services, the Cathedral runs a diverse programme of wonderful music concerts, exhibitions and special events. 

Of special note is the magnificent Lutyens Crypt and Treasury, situated within the Cathedral. An architectural gem in its own right, the Crypt is one of the most significant works in this country of the leading British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Part of an earlier Cathedral design, the Crypt offers a fascinating glimpse of what might have been, had it been completed.

Visitors can explore the Crypt’s vast neo-classical halls whilst learning about the people and stories behind this astonishing space in a brand new exhibition Secrets of the Crypt.  

Entrance also includes access to the Crypt’s glittering Treasury, which contains a priceless collection of church artefacts and sacred vessels – the largest of such kind in the North West.

Guided tours of the Cathedral are available Monday – Saturday. Simply ask at the Welcome Desk to book a space.

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Credit/Debit Cards
  • Bus Route
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Gift Shop
  • Guides Available
  • Large Parties
  • Parking Available
  • Permanently Free Admission to attraction
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Jct 21a of M6, take M62 to Liverpool City Centre, follow brown 'Cathedrals' signs. From Cheshire, follow signs to Liverpool via Tunnels (tolls applicable), then city centre and 'Cathedrals' signs.

Public Transport Directions

Located in Liverpool City Centre, 10 minutes walk frm Lime Street Station.No 4 'Smart' bus from Paradise Street bus station in the city centre.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      2070
    • Very Good
      803
    • Average
      190
    • Poor
      41
    • Terrible
      21

    Recent Reviews:

    • Virginie P
      Ramsgate, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      What an amazing place!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 25th October 2022
      This cathedral is amazing! We were lucky to visit the cathedral on a sunny day and the stained-glass windows were fantastic. We also visited the crypt where we learned a lot more about the origins of... Read full review
    • 921ianp
      Grimsby, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Surprisingly interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th December 2022
      Went with the wife, mainly to keep her company.However i found it surprisingly interesting.Amazing inside for atmosphere and artifacts and great educational videos about its history.Despite not being... Read full review
    • Karl W
      County Mayo, Ireland
      Trip type:
      Family
      Very amazing building!
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th December 2022
      Most definitely worth visiting. Very amazing building, different style than other cathedrals. Enjoy the automsphere and the feeling of peace. Once inside the space is open and full of light. Look up... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Cathedral 2023 (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)
    DayTimes
    Monday07:3018:00
    Tuesday07:3018:00
    Wednesday07:3018:00
    Thursday07:3018:00
    Friday07:3018:00
    Saturday07:3018:00
    Sunday07:3018:00
    The Lutyens Crypt 2023 (1 January 2023 - 31 December 2023)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0015:30
    Tuesday10:0015:30
    Wednesday10:0015:30
    Thursday10:0015:30
    Friday10:0015:30
    Saturday10:0015:30
    SundayClosed

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Gradings

    • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
    • VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
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