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Meet Saint Bede: Durham Cathedral Museum exhibition

Monday 11 July to Saturday 29 October

Durham Cathedral Museum’s new exhibition, Meet Saint Bede, gives a snapshot illuminating Bede’s life and legacy with loaned objects and items from the cathedral’s collections.

Meet Saint Bede

Open 11 July to 30 October
This summer Durham Cathedral Museum’s latest exhibition, Meet Saint Bede, presents a snapshot into the life and legacy of this great teacher and writer, who died in 735. From science to poetry, discover the vast scale of Bede’s work, and delve into the stories of Bede’s life and the Northumbrian monasteries of his day. Learn what Bede’s splendid shrine at Durham Cathedral might have looked like and why it was destroyed, and see the rediscovered cast of Bede’s skull, made in 1831 when Bede’s tomb was opened. The display includes archive material, objects and early printed books from the Cathedral collections, together with a number of loaned items from other organisations.

Durham Cathedral Museum

Explore 2000 years of the North East’s history, culture and faith at Durham Cathedral Museum. Step into the octagonal Great Kitchen and get up close to iconic symbols of Durham, including the Sanctuary Ring and St Cuthbert’s Pectoral Cross. See more about Durham Cathedral Museum.

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