September 14, 2010 1.43 pm This story is over 162 months old

Year-long admission tickets at Cathedral

Gift aid: The Lincoln Cathedral now has charity status and tickets cost £6 for all-year-round admissions.

Lincoln Cathedral have introduced new tickets that cost £6 and give visitors access to the city’s historical landmark all year-round.

The change comes after the Lincoln Cathedral was granted charity status, meaning it can claim gift aid, which allows for more money in tax relief.

The cathedral hopes to raise an extra £100,000 per year through gift aid. Also, the new ticket scheme will give visitors charity members status.

Until now, a single ticket to visit the Cathedral was £6, an annual single pass was £15, and an annual family pass was £30.

The cathedral’s chief executive Roy Bentham said the building needs to bring in £5m revenue yearly just to break even.

Entrance fees are expected to bring in £400,000 this year, while maintaining the cathedral costs over £50,000 per week.

Source: BBC News | Photo: Steve Cadman