Magna Carta and Archives
We regret that due to staffing and security requirments the Chapter House with Magna Carta is currently closed - a high resolution facsimile of Magna Carta is on display in the North Transept.
Magna Carta (Latin for "Great Charter") is one of the most celebrated documents in English history. In 2009 UNESCO entered Magna Carta into the Memory of the World Register – the list of the world’s most important documents. Ours is the best preserved of only four surviving 1215 copies and is displayed in our spectacular Chapter House within an interactive exhibition.