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 appointment, usually on Monday afternoons in term-time. Please email our archivist for more information.

Adopt our Archives

The Cathedral Archives are a unique record of the long and fascinating history of this place, of value to both scholars and the public, present and future.

Adopt our Archives

Search our Catalogue

You can search for some of the fascinating objects which we hold in our Archives by checking our catalogue. 

Cathedral Archives Catalogue

Cathedral Archives Catalogue Files

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

- Sheila Green, Archive Team Volunteer for 20 years