Tickets on sale to see the Magna Carta in Durham

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TICKETS have gone on sale for a celebration to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt will be the only exhibition showing an original charter in the north in commemorative events around the UK this year.

The only surviving 1216 issue of Magna Carta, which will be on display at Durham University's Palace Green Library from June 1 to August 31 2015 in Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt.

The only surviving 1216 issue of Magna Carta, which will be on display at Durham University's Palace Green Library from June 1 to August 31 2015 in Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt.

The event will display the only surviving 1216 issue of the charter, on loan from Durham Cathedral, as a starting point for exploring the history of rebellion and revolt.

The Magna Carta, sealed by King John in 1215, established the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law.

The charter will be shown alongside objects from Durham University’s collections and loans from other museums and libraries.

Dr Keith Bartlett, director of culture at the university, said: “Palace Green Library’s summer exhibition is a perfect opportunity to view Magna Carta in its anniversary year at the heart of the Durham city World Heritage Site.”

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt runs from June 1 to August 31 from 10am to 6pm daily.

Entry to the exhibition is £7.50 for adults, £6.50 for children and concessions, and free for under fives, with family tickets £25 and £6.50 per person for groups of nine or more.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/magna_carta_2015 or by calling 0844 844 0444.