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Library of the Moon: Rare Books from Durham Cathedral Library

Saturday 6 November

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To celebrate the Museum of the Moon at Durham Cathedral, join our curators in the beautiful 17th-century Refectory library and get up-close with rare books.

See our specially curated selection of early printed books, including works by Galileo and Newton. Hear how these books changed our understanding of the moon and astronomy through history, and learn about the history of the books themselves.

Dates and times
Two identical events will run at:

  • 2pm
  • 3.15pm

Each event lasts for 45 minutes.

This event is held in the Refectory Library. Access is via the cloister. The door to the Refectory Library is in the south range of the cloister (next to the exit from the museum). Please ask a volunteer or member of staff for directions when you arrive.
Please note: access is via stairs and there is no wheelchair access due to the historic nature of the building.


  • £6 standard
  • £5 concessions

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