Matthew Paris 800 Exhibition
Thu, 6 July 2017 at 8.30am
Thursday 6th July – Sunday 30th July
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4.45pm
Saturday: 8.30am - 3.45pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5.45pm
Matthew Paris entered St Alban’s Abbey as a choir monk on 21st January 1217 and alongside Rodger of Wendover and Thomas Walsingham, is one of the most famous medieval chroniclers. To this day, his writings are a valuable historical source.
2017 marks the 800th anniversary of this fascinating figure in the Cathedral's history.
To celebrate we will be putting on an exhibition about the life of Matthew Paris in the North Transept of the Cathedral.
The exhibition will also include an exclusive showing of the Cathedral's fascimile of the St Albans Psalter on Sunday 23rd July from 1pm until 4pm.