September Guided Tour of Lambeth Palace Library

September Guided Tour of Lambeth Palace Library

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Lambeth Palace Library

15 Lambeth Palace Road



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A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of Lambeth Palace Library, now in a brand new building.

About this event

You are invited to join a free tour of the new Lambeth Palace Library building. Come and see some areas not usually open to the public, such as the eighth floor conference room and terrace (with its spectacular views) and our Conservation Studio. The tour will explain the history of the library and its collection, as well as our journey to a brand new, purpose-built home for the books and documents we care for.

Lambeth Palace Library was founded in 1610 by Archbishop Bancroft who left his books to his successors in perpetuity. Since then the collection has grown and in 2020 the library was combined with the archives from the Church of England Record Centre and moved to its new home at the end of Lambeth Palace garden. The collection is rich and varied, ranging from the ninth century MacDurnan gospels to modern-day archival material from the Church of England national bodies and the Archbishops of Canterbury.

There will also be an opportunity to view our current exhibition, featuring a range of materials from our collection.

These tours coincide with Lambeth Palace’s garden open days which support a different charity each month. For September we are supporting Lucy's Air Ambulance.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please note that tickets must be booked individually.

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