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Explore 900 years of history, visit the medieval priory and woodland gardens, and get involved with this local charity. 

OPENING TIMES

  • 1 March to 31 October
  • Wednesday to Sunday and also Bank Holiday Mondays
  • 10am to 4pm

ADMISSION FREE

Gisborough Priory may occasionally be closed for special events or in extreme weather. Dates of such closures will be given here when known:

More details about visiting here.

Gisburne Bible display

Detail from a border showing a grotesque blowing a trumpet from which hangs a flag. From f.4r of MSC.24, a bible from the Priory of Guisborough, Yorkshire (13th-14th century) © The Master and Fellows of St John’s College Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that the Gisburne Bible will be on display in Guisborough Library from Thursday 26th September to Wednesday 29th October.

A total of 17 books once at Gisborough Priory are known to have survived, one of which is this lavishly illuminated and decorated medieval bible. The bible was given to Gisborough Priory after a catastrophic fire in 1289 which destroyed many of the theological books.

This special display is only possible thanks to the short term loan of the bible by St. John’s College, Cambridge, where the bible is currently held. Find out more about the Gisburne bible here.

The display will be officially opened on 26th September by the author, Philippa Gregory.

Guisborough Library opening hours may be found here.

We would like to thank Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council for their support in organising this display.

Gisborough Priory Project has worked very hard to bring this beautiful medieval bible back to Guisborough and hope that many people will come to see it and learn more about the fascinating history of Gisborough Priory.