Lichfield Cathedral Library Tour

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Friday 24 May 19:30 - 21:00

From £20.50

Listed by Spice West Midlands


Today we have an opportunity to see inside Lichfield Cathedrals beautiful Library. We will have a guided tour of the collection which will last around 90 minutes.

Our library tour for 2024 takes a journey through some of our most interesting hand-written books to the 15th century and beyond when our earliest printed books first appeared.

Explore some of our oldest manuscripts, who they were written for, why they were written and who read them. See how the invention of the printing press revolutionised book production, and allowed ordinary people to see, obtain and read books for themselves.

Included in the tour are an illuminated manuscript of spiritual essays, a dangerous and heretical bible, through to 16th century Arthurian legends and an illustrated 17th century copy of Aesop’s Fables.

Please note that this event will not be exclusive to Spice. Tickets for this event go really quickly so if you are interested in attending please book asap.

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Cathedral charges for a 90 minute guided tour of the library and your Spice host. Proceeds support the upkeep of the Cathedral and its' library.

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PLEASE NOTE: You must be able to climb 35 spiral steps to take part in this tour. Limited seating is available in the library, participants should be prepared to stand for the duration of the tour. A previous visitor noted that it is not steep or narrow and there is a good handrail. Unless you are phobic or have a mobility issue it shouldn’t stop you from being able to attend the event.

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Main door of Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, WS13 7LD

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