Royal Treasures at Lambeth Palace Library Many items on display in 'Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library: 400th Anniversary Exhibition, 1610-2010', opening in London on Monday 17 May 2010, have a royal connection.
exhibition also contains some of the 3,075 daily reports from George III's physicians to the council of privy councillors headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury during the king's period of mental disturbance from 1811-1820. Photographs and the copy of the Bible used at the coronation of King George V reflect the relationship between the archbishop and the monarch and are part of the living archive of the coronation held at Lambeth Palace Library.
For further information and advance bookings (recommended) visit www.lambethpalacelibrary.org.
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Lambeth Palace Library is designated as an outstanding collection of pre-eminent national and international importance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
As part of the ‘Great Libraries of the World’ series, Scala Publishers has produced a commemorative book ‘Lambeth Palace Library: Treasures from the Collection of the Archbishops of Canterbury’, edited by Dr Richard Palmer and Dr Michelle Brown. Published in hardback, a softback edition will be on sale at the Exhibition.
For a special admission fee of £2.50 (rather than the usual £6.00) visitors to ‘Treasures of Lambeth Palace Library – 400th Anniversary Exhibition 1610 – 2010’ can enjoy entry to the Garden . Simply show your Lambeth Palace Library ticket at the Museum's front desk to benefit from this exclusive offer. Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB (closed first Monday of every month) www.gardenmuseum.org.uk.
Open: Monday to Saturday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, last admission 4.30pm. Closed on Sundays and on 22 May, 12 and 26 June 2010
Venue: The Great Hall, Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7JU
Curator: Gabriel Sewell, Lambeth Palace Library
Admission: In advance at www.lambethpalacelibrary.org
or telephone the 24 hour booking line on 0871 230 1107
Tickets: Adult £8, concessions £7. Groups must book in advance (minimum 10). Free audio guide included with admission. Disabled access
Travel: Nearest station: Vauxhall, Waterloo (mainline and underground) , Westminster and Lambeth North (underground). Buses: 77, 507*, C10 to Lambeth Palace Road; 3 and 344 to Lambeth Road. *Bus 507 runs between Victoria and Waterloo stations