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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library: Banned Books-November

Wednesday 27 November to Wednesday 27 November 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.

Book Tickets

Book Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 at 2:00 PM
Book Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 at 3:30 PM

Sessions will take place from 2pm-3pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Tickets £5 adults, £4.50 concessions and can be booked above or via the cathedral visitor desk on 0191 338 7178 or