Refectory Library, Durham Cathedral
An opportunity to visit Durham Cathedral’s beautiful seventeenth-century Refectory Library – not usually open to visitors – to view some of the collection linked to Dean Thomas Comber (1645-99), who helped set up this library, and his mother-in-law, Alice Thornton (1626-1707), who wrote four books recording her life during the British Civil Wars, much of it spent in North Yorkshire. Among the items on display will be two of Alice Thornton’s small, handwritten books which have only recently been located.
Visits will take place at 1pm and 2:15pm on Thursday and Saturday.
This event is part of a series of events in Durham Cathedral around the life and work of Alice Thornton. You can book tickets for all events at the link below: