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Library Tours

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

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.

We run two types of library tours - a min tour of 30 minutes, and a full tour of one hour.

 

Mini Tours

Mini tours last 30 minutes and cost £3.00 per adult and £1.00 per child.

Mini library tours of 30 minutes are on the following days:

Friday  22nd February 2019

Friday 12th April 2019

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Tickets available on the day from the Gift Shop or by emailing archivisit@gloucestercathedral.org.uk  £4.00 per adult, £1.00 per child (under 16)

 

Full Tours

Full library tours are themed and last one hour, The next of these tours are on the following Saturdays:

Saturday 16th February 2019 - Fall in love this Valentine’s day with the Cathedral’s hidden gem, its medieval library. Explore the history of the Cathedral library and discover the romantic side of our historic collections.

Saturday 16th March 2019 - Follow in the monks’ footsteps to discover their library. Explore the history of the Cathedral library and discover the medieval highlights of our historic collections.

Saturday 20th April 2019 - Hop along to the Cathedral library this Easter Saturday. Explore the history of the Cathedral library and discover the Easter story through our historic collections.

Tours begin on all three dates at 11.45am, 12.45pm and 1.45pm. Tickets available on the day from the Gift Shop or by emailing archivisit@gloucestercathedral.org.uk £7.00 per adult, £3.00 per child (under 16)

Volunteers and staff will be on hand to talk about the library and answer any questions.

 

Private library tours

Private library tours for your group can be arranged. Please contact the Visitor Experience Officer to discuss your requirements:

Tel: 01452 508210
Email: visits@gloucestercathedral.org.uk