Library

Library


Wells Cathedral’s Chained Library was built over the East Cloister following instructions in the will of Bishop Bubwith who died in 1424. It was the largest medieval library in England when it opened in the 1450s. It is one of only four such chained libraries in the country. The Reading Room was created in 2002 in order to allow much wider access to the post 1800 books and journals.

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Wells Cathedral is open to all visitors. Opening times are 7am-4pm Mon-Sat, and 12pm-2pm Sunday. The Shop and Café are also open. All are welcome in Somerset's Cathedral.