Lives and Legacies Exhibition

From Monday 19 July, uncover the fascinating stories of the individuals who visited and invested in the Abbey over six centuries.

The Lives and Legacies Exhibition explores the rich tradition of gift-giving and benefaction evident in the Chronicle and Register of the Benefactors of the Monastery. This stunning 15th century manuscript – loaned to us by Corpus Christi College, Cambridge – records the gifts given to the Abbey by men and women of both high and low status. Marvel at the colourful, illuminated portraits in its pages, and learn about the monks, royalty, townspeople, and pilgrims who lived and worshipped in this place.

The Lives and Legacies exhibition is part of a city wide celebration of the manuscripts of St Albans Abbey. If you enjoyed our exhibition, visit Chroniclers of History at St Albans Museum + Gallery to find out more.

The Lives and Legacies exhibition is kindly supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. St Albans Cathedral would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.