THE Lindisfarne Gospels are now on display in Durham City.
The Gospels and Cuthbert’s treasures are now together for the first time in 500 years, in the dedicated History of the Book Gallery at Durham University’s Palace Green building.
On loan from the British Library, the gospels are expected to draw thousands of visitors over the next three months.
Durham University’s vice-chancellor Professor Chris Higgins, who is also chairman of the Lindisfarne Gospels Programme Board, said: “This remarkable book is one of the great landmarks of human cultural achievement and has a uniquely important place in the art, scholarship, culture and Christian heritage of the North East.”
The exhibition costs £7.50 to view, although there are concessions for under 16s and over 60s.
Tickets are timed and dated and organisers recommend booking in advance to be sure of securing the slot and day visitors want, although some tickets will be available for each day from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre and Waterstones Academic bookstore in Durham.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week until September 30.
Ticketholders have been told they should arrive at the exhibition about 15 minutes before the time stated on their ticket.
Tickets can be booked at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/feature/lindisfarne-gospels-durham.html