Guided Tours of Lambeth Palace Library

04/08/2023 at 13:00 15:00

On the day of the August Garden Open Day, Lambeth Palace Library will be running two guided tours of the Library, including a chance to visit our Collections Care Studio and our amazing London view from our 8th floor terrace! The tours will be at 13:00 and 14:00.

All visitors wishing to join a guided tour of Lambeth Palace Library must be pre-booked via Eventbrite or by emailing archives@churchofengland.org not later than 3 August. We will let you know what time slots we have free by email in reponse.

This is not a ticket for the Garden Open Day, you will need to purchase these on the door at Lambeth Palace on the day. Those wishing to join the tour MUST have a ticket to the Garden Open Day too.

Access to our exhibitions are NOT ticketed and free to all.

Free

Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
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Guided Tours of Lambeth Palace Library

07/07/2023 at 12:30 14:30

On the day of our July garden open day, Lambeth Palace Library will be running three guided tours of the Library, including a chance to visit our Collections Care Studio and our amazing London view from our 8th floor terrace! The tours will be at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30.

All visitors wishing to join a guided tour of Lambeth Palace Library must be pre-booked via Eventbrite or by emailing archives@churchofengland.org not later than 5 July. We will let you know what time slots we have free by email in reponse.

This is not a ticket for the Garden Open Day, you will need to purchase these on the door at Lambeth Palace on the day.

Access to our exhibitions are NOT ticketed and free to all.

Free

Lambeth Palace Library

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JT
020 7898 1400
View Venue Website

Garden Open Day

02/06/2023 at 12:00 16:00

Join us for a family fun day in the beautiful historic grounds of Lambeth Palace, celebrating the new Coronation exhibition!

We are excited to welcome you to Lambeth Palace Library and Lambeth Palace Gardens for a very special garden open day, celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III and the opening of the new Coronation exhibition, ‘A declaration of our hopes for the future’.

Join us for food, refreshments and fantastic activities, including:

  • Library tours and access to the brand new Coronation exhibition
  • Palace Garden tours
  • Crafts
  • Photobooth
  • Cookie Decorating

Entry is FREE for all, with a suggested £5 donation on entry. All donations collected will be given to the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library.

The last entry time is at 15:00.

About the Coronation exhibition:

To mark the coronation of King Charles III, Lambeth Palace and Lambeth Palace Library collections are bringing you an exhibition of materials relating to previous coronations from that of Henry I in 1100 to that of our new sovereign.

The Library exhibition will run from 12 April to 13 July 2023 with highlights that include the manuscript coronation service prepared for William III and Mary II, Archbishop Wake’s notes for the coronation of George II, a letter from George VI thanking Archbishop Lang for his part in the coronation ceremony, and the Bible upon which Elizabeth II swore her coronation oath.

Until 14 June 2023 the Library will host a display of artefacts from the Palace collections used in previous coronations, including the cope and mitre worn by Archbishop Fisher in 1953 and the large banners from the 1902 coronation from which Archbishop Frederick Temple had to read the service because of his failing eyesight. We also have on display the Bible used during the Coronation service of King Charles III for the swearing of his oaths.

Book your place via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lambeth-palace-garden-open-day-tickets-635445383247

Free

Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7JU

Library Tour (pm)

02/09/2022 at 14:00 15:30

You are invited to join a free tour of the new Lambeth Palace Library building. Come and see some areas not usually open to the public, such as the eighth floor conference room and terrace (with its spectacular views) and our Conservation Studio. The tour will explain the history of the library and its collection, as well as our journey to a brand new, purpose-built home for the books and documents we care for.

There will also be an opportunity to view our current exhibition, featuring a range of materials from our collection. 

These tours coincide with Lambeth Palace’s garden open days which support a different charity each month. For September we are supporting Lucy’s Air Ambulance.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please note that tickets must be booked individually.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite at: https://Lambeth-palace-library-september-guided-tour.eventbrite.co.uk

Library Tour (am)

02/09/2022 at 11:00 12:30

You are invited to join a free tour of the new Lambeth Palace Library building. Come and see some areas not usually open to the public, such as the eighth floor conference room and terrace (with its spectacular views) and our Conservation Studio. The tour will explain the history of the library and its collection, as well as our journey to a brand new, purpose-built home for the books and documents we care for.

There will also be an opportunity to view our current exhibition, featuring a range of materials from our collection. 

These tours coincide with Lambeth Palace’s garden open days which support a different charity each month. For September we are supporting Lucy’s Air Ambulance.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please note that tickets must be booked individually.

Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite at: https://Lambeth-palace-library-september-guided-tour.eventbrite.co.uk