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Visitors to Gloucester Cathedral will have a  rare chance to visit the beautiful 15th century monastic library this Saturday.

Located high above the main body of the Cathedral (you will need to go up thirty-eight spiral steps!) the library was originally part of the Abbey and holds a wonderful collection of books and manuscripts dating back to the 11th century. Volunteers and staff will be on duty to talk about the library and answer any questions.

Library Tours take place at 11.00am, 12.00noon, 2.00pm and 3.00pm, tickets can be purchased in the Cathedral Gift Shop for £7.00, (under 16s go free) and admission to the Tribune and Whispering Gallery is included.

The Tribune Gallery provides one of the most spectacular views of Gloucester Cathedral. This space also lets you get up close to the Great East Window and see in greater detail the exquisite craftsmanship that has been in situ for over 650 years. Connected to the Tribune Gallery is the Cathedral’s Whispering Gallery, which is great fun for children and adults alike. Taking its name from a feature of its construction, the space enables a whisper to be heard from the opposite side to which you are standing – it is really very clever!

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