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Re-opening of the Old Palace Library

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Please note: York Minster will be open for services only from Sunday 2 to Sunday 9 January inclusive. We will reopen for sightseeing on Monday 10 January.

The Old Palace Library and Archives are now open for appointment only visits with no walk-in access. Booking requests for these appointments can be made via our online form HERE. Further information about the re-opening can be found below.

Please note opening arrangements are subject to change at any time in accordance with changes to national or local Covid-19 restrictions or government advice, or in the event of local operational issues.

Essential information

The Old Palace Library and Archives has re-opened for appointment ONLY visits with no walk-in access. Booking requests for these appointments can be made via our online form HERE. Further information about the re-opening can be found below.

We are offering:

Please note that opening arrangements are subject to change at any time in accordance with changes to national or local Covid-19 restrictions or government advice, or in the event of local operational issues.

Essential information

Appointments: key information

– Morning session: 2.5 hours between 10.00 and 12.30

– Afternoon session: 2.5 hours between 13.30 and 16.00

– You will receive an automated response initially, and staff will confirm your booking by email within two working days

– If you are having problems opening the booking link, try a private/incognito tab (on a mobile, this is usually done by holding down on the link until the options menu for opening appears)

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