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Lichfield Cathedral Library Tours


The Library, situated on the upper floor of our unique two-story Chapter House, is one of the Cathedral’s best-loved treasures. It houses a magnificent collection of early printed books and hand-copied manuscripts. Highlights include one of only three surviving hand-coloured 16th century printed copies of Christopher Saxton’s map book of Tudor England and Wales, and a manuscript set of orders signed by Charles I.
Following completion of restoration and repairs to the Chapter House roof, the Library is offering a limited number of public tours. Climb 35 spiral steps to the historic library and view some of our best books and manuscripts.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance at the Cathedral or from


  • £18 per person