Salisbury Cathedral opens its library to the public


THIS September Salisbury Cathedral is opening its 15th century library to individuals and small groups as part of its commitment to making its precious collections more accessible to the public.

Library Tours will take place in the early afternoon, followed by a delicious cream tea in the Cathedral’s Refectory restaurant.

The Library, which is situated above the Cloisters, contains over 10,000 books dating as far back as far as 9th century. It is accessed via a small winding staircase made up of 37 steps.
During the tour a Cathedral expert will show visitors a range of books specially selected to demonstrate the importance and variety of this unique collection.

Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes. A facsimile of the Cathedral’s 1215 Magna Carta that is almost indistinguishable in appearance from the original can be made available on request too, allowing visitors to study the detail of this remarkable document close up.

Individual Library tours can be booked on line (cost £22 per person) and will take place on Wednesday 14 September and Wed 12 October 2016. Further dates to be confirmed. Tours start at 14.00 and with cream tea in the Refectory restaurant at 15.00.

A limited number of group tours (maximum 12 people) are also available but must be pre-booked with Hannah Paye, Visitor Co-ordinator on 01722 555120 or by email h.paye@salcath.co.uk. Price on enquiry.

For any other enquiries contact Marie Thomas on 01722 555148 m.thomas@salcath.co.uk.

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