Library Tours

Although the Cathedral is now open, all guided tours and events are currently cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep an eye on our website and social media for latest updates.

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.

Mini Tours

Climb the spiral staircase to discover the 15th century library and hear the history of the library told in four documents.


Buy tickets on the day from the Welcome Desk or call 01452 229818 to reserve your ticket.


Full Tours

Full library tours are themed and last one hour.


Library Tour and Cream Tea

Come along on a special tour of the library, then share a delicious cream tea in the Monk’s Kitchen.

£12.00 per person plus Eventbrite booking fee.

Tickets available in advance via Eventbrite. Search Library Tour and Tea on For more information call 01452 229818


Upcoming Tour Dates

Please check our events listings for dates and times of all our upcoming tours.


Private library tours

Private library tours for your group can be arranged. Please contact the Visitor Experience Office on 

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