Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens is an independent charity set in a majestic estate of 500 acres, hidden for 200 years in the heart of the Durham countryside. A unique heritage and visitor attraction, our glorious Georgian and Victorian Gothic architecture and stunning grounds make Ushaw the perfect place for families to explore and enjoy throughout the seasons.
Join us for an exclusive tour behind the scenes in Ushaw’s stunning Big Library!
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:
Friday 22nd July - 11am-12pm
Friday 5th August - 11am-12pm
Sunday 13th August - 11am-12pm
Entry to Ushaw is included for Ushaw Annual Pass holders – proof of purchase will be required. Without an Annual Pass – daily admission will apply for this event.
Ticket prices are:
Ushaw Annual Pass Holders: £12
Non Annual Pass Holders: £15
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 email@example.com
Date & Time
Jul 22 - Aug 13, 2022