Library Tour with Ushaw’s Librarian

Join us for an exclusive tour behind the scenes in Ushaw’s stunning Big Library!

Book Your Place

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover part of Ushaw not normally open to the public. During the visit you’ll have the chance to see the magnificent Big Library, designed by Joseph Hansom and look at some of the rare and unusual books within the library. These include illuminated manuscripts and beautifully decorated books on botany and history as well as volumes that are the only known copy in the world.

Library Tours are confirmed for the following dates:
– Saturday 28th January

Ticket prices are:
Ushaw Annual Pass Holders: £12
Non Annual Pass Holders: £15

Tickets may be available on the day at our Visitor Centre (subject to availability).

Entry to Ushaw is included for Ushaw Annual Pass holders. Without an Annual Pass – daily admission will apply for this event.

Book Your Place

The Library is not easily accessible, with lots of stairs, and the visit may involve standing or sitting for long periods. We can, however,  provide an accessible library talk with viewing of a selection of books and archives – please register your interest by contacting


26 Mar 2022


Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 7DW


£12 - £15

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