Fantastic Books and Where to Find Them - Exhibition
Lichfield Cathedral’s Library has an extraordinarily broad and varied collection of books gifted to the Cathedral, including a significant bequest by the Duchess of Somerset in 1673.
The books in this collection, amongst other things, remind us of the discourse around science and faith. How we have lived and worked together for centuries, and how debate, discovery and conflict have changed the way societies have thought about and described the world around them.
In 2021 Lichfield Cathedral became the first Cathedral to host a vaccination clinic to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, expressing a fresh, renewed relationship between healing, science, creativity and faith that goes back to its foundation by St Chad.
In this exhibition you will discover ancient but living texts that have been influential in how we explore the world around us.
The exhibition explores the following themes, following the movements of creation:
STARS AND ASTRONOMY
CREATURES AND FANTASTIC BEASTS
PEACE AND REST
The exhibition will be open during visitor opening hours,
Monday 17 May - Monday 19 July:
VISITOR OPENING TIMES
Monday - Wednesday: 13.15-17.30
Bank Holidays and School Holidays: 10.00-17.30