The Cathedral Archives contain materials pertaining to the life and faith of the Cathedral over the course of its history.

While only a few manuscripts and charters survive from before the Reformation, the archives are a treasure-trove of photographs, books, letters, drawings, and other documents which tell the story of the cathedral and abbey.

Visit the Archives

The archives can be visited by researchers by appointment, usually on Monday afternoons. Please email our archivist for more information.

Search our Catalogue

You can take a look at some of the fascinating objects which we hold in our archives by searching our catalogue. 

Cathedral Archives Catalogue

We've had visitors from as far afield as Japan to study in our archives 

- Sheila Green, Archive Team Volunteer for 20 years

Photographer: Knebworth Park Photography