Tour lifts the lid on hidden treasures in Lichfield Cathedral’s library

New tours of the library at Lichfield Cathedral are launching in May.

The library at Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral Photographers

The library at Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: Lichfield Cathedral Photographers

Tucked away on the upper floor of the Chapter House, the library houses a unique collection of historic treasures.

The From Manuscript to the Printed Word tours will offer visitors an opportunity to see some of the cathedral’s earliest texts, including a 15th Century illuminated copy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a Wycliffe Bible and a 16th Century printed Book of Hours.

Clare Townsend, the cathedral’s libraries’ manager, said: “It’s a great privilege for us to be able to share our wonderful collection and we hope to see many new faces when we re-open our doors in May.”

Tickets cost between £18 and £25 and are available from the Shop at No 9, The Close, or by calling 01543 306150. For more details, including dates, visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org.

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