Ushaw Library Tour

  • Jul 22, 2022 - Jun 23, 2023
  • Ushaw Historic House

    Woodland Road
    County Durham, Durham DH7 7DW
Ticket Price (GBP) £12.00-£18.00 Buy Tickets

Join our Librarian for an exclusive tour behind the scenes in Ushaw’s stunning Big Library, 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.


June's Themed Talk

On Friday 23 June, join our Librarian for a  special themed talk on some of Ushaw's material on the  Arts, including Music; Literature; Painting and Sculpture; and Architecture.

Ticket prices are:
Ushaw Annual Pass Holders: £12
Non Annual Pass Holders: £18 (ticket also includes admission to our House, Chapels & Gardens)

Tickets may be available on the day at our Visitor Centre (subject to availability).


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

Date & Time

Jul 22, 2022 - Jun 23, 2023

Venue Details

Ushaw Historic House

Woodland Road
County Durham, Durham DH7 7DW Ushaw Historic House
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Gardens

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.

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