Library Exhibition: Our Beautiful Earth

Dates 6-12 April 2024
Included with Cathedral admission ticket

Our Beautiful Earth: a special exhibition in the Cathedral Library illustrating the creation story

Come and enjoy the wonders of the natural world as revealed in some of the thousands of books and documents from Salisbury Cathedral’s library and archive collections. This special mini exhibition is based on the creation story in the Bible, when God created the Heavens and the Earth in six days.  Highlights include a medieval manuscript Bible, a sixteenth-century illustrated botanical book, and a star atlas. You can also read about the Great Comet of 1472 and the story of the Cathedral’s own pair of eagles in 1670.

Exhibition opening times

Saturday 6 April to Friday 12 April (except Sunday 7 April) 10.30-12.30 and 13.30-15.30
Sunday 7 April  13.30-15.30

Access to the Library

The Library is accessible only via a 37-step spiral stone staircase. As there is limited space in the Library, you may be asked to queue for entry. No dogs, other than assistance dogs, are allowed in the Library.

Booking information

Entry to the exhibition is included with a general admission ticket to the Cathedral. Click the below for general visiting information and to book your ticket.

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