Cathedral Library Tours

Geography in Gloucester Cathedral’s library

A rare chance to visit the Cathedral's beautiful, hidden 15th Century monastic library

Saturday 22 April, 10.45am, 11.45am, 1.45pm, and 2.45pm

Explore the Cathedral’s collection of rare books and manuscripts collected over the centuries, the oldest dating back to the 1000s.  Come along and see and hear about the history of our library, a true hidden treasure.  A special display of books and documents will focus on Geography, including maps and travelogues of Gloucestershire, and beyond

Tickets £7, under 16s free – available from the Cathedral Gift Shop.

Located high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up 38 spiral steps!) the Cathedral Library Room was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century.

Private library tours
Private tours are available by separate appointment on weekdays (call 01452 508210 for prices), and access for researchers is available free all year round by appointment. Email:



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