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Pepys Library Tours

Fri 20 May - Fri 24 June

Magdalene College Cambridge

Come and see the fascinating library of Samuel Pepys at Magdalene College Cambridge. The library is housed in their original bookcases, or ‘book presses’ as Pepys called them, and the collection includes his original diaries. The Pepys Library is a rare survival of a complete private library from the 17th century.

The tour will consist of accompanying guests through Magdalene College into the Pepys Library, where there will be a 45 minute talk about Samuel Pepys and his books, and a further 15 minutes for guests to look at the exhibits on display.

This tour is suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above. The wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory but is still recommended within the library as a precaution.

The library has a small entrance area and therefore we ask that guests arrive without a bag if at all possible. We will ask for any bags to be left in the entrance area prior to entering the library, to protect the historic furniture.

Please note that the Pepys Library is located on the first floor of an historic listed building and, most unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access. We are looking at plans to remedy this, as part of Magdalene College's 'Future Foundations' fundraising campaign.

If in the event of any change in the local or national picture regarding COVID-19, the Pepys Library may have to cancel tours at short notice.

Cost: 8.00

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Bookings are taken via the 'Eventbrite' Website:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/pepys-library-36080768713

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Timing

In person

11:00am-12:00pm Friday every week from Friday 20 May until Saturday 25 June (except between Saturday 28 May and Wednesday 8 June)

All times

Fri 20 May 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Fri 27 May 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Fri 10 June 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Fri 17 June 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Fri 24 June 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Venue

Address: Magdalene College Cambridge
Pepys Library
Magdalene College
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AG
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