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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library: Banned Books

Saturday 12 October to Saturday 12 October at 3:30 PM
Refectory Library

An opportunity to visit Durham Cathedral’s beautiful 17th-century Refectory Library – not usually open to visitors – to view some of the historic volumes in our collections that have caused controversy over the centuries. The books on display will help demonstrate the reasons why books were added to the Roman Catholic Church’s ‘Index of Forbidden Books’, and show some of the steps printers took to ensure their works could still reach an appreciative audience.

Two sessions take place, at 2pm-3pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Book Tickets

Book Saturday 12 Oct 2019 at 2:00 PM
Book Saturday 12 Oct 2019 at 3:30 PM

Tickets £5 adult, £4.50 concession available online above or by contacting the visitor desk on 0191 338 7178 or