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Notre Dame Fire: Pictures

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The Metropolitan Museum Features Medieval Church Treasures in Fall Exhibition

Hildesheim Cathedral

Germany’s Hildesheim Cathedral in Lower Saxony has one of the most complete surviving ensembles of ecclesiastical furnishings and treasures in Europe, including many medieval masterpieces made between about 1000 and 1250. The cathedral was designated a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1985. Major renovations that are currently underway provide the opportunity for Medieval Treasures…

Medieval stained glass from old Coventry cathedral to be restored

Coventry Cathdral Stained Glass

Fundraising to help preserve the ruins of the old cathedral in Coventry has reached £250,000. This will fund the cleaning and analysis of the medieval stained glass, with work starting in the summer at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. It was taken out of the cathedral before World War II and has been stored…

Medieval Stained Glass Tour at Glencairn Museum

medieval stained glass

Bryn Athyn is the host for a tour that will focus on the roles of the artisans that made windows for the medieval cathedrals. Come out to the Glencairn Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4 for its Stained Glass Tour and Demonstration: Understanding Medieval Stained Glass. Over a thousand years ago three guilds of craftsmen worked…

Medieval library with chained books gets annual clean

Hereford Cathedral's chained library

It is like taking a step inside the restricted section of the Hogwarts’ library – rows and rows of chained up books and manuscripts line the tall wooden shelves secured in place on thick metal rods. Hereford Cathedral’s chained library dates back to 1611 and it is not hard to imagine how it looked in…

York, England: Castles and Churches and Pubs, Oh My!

Ahhh York …. with its great city walls, castles and churches. For most tourists coming to this town, the medieval history of this great northern city is the major draw. The renowned City Walls stretch for about 3km and should be walked by all travelers with a just a little or a lot of time…

The five million ‘secret’ artefacts available for all to see

A librarian works quietly in an office people can only dream of. His daily work includes examining and looking after a steadily increasing collection of thousands of books and manuscripts, housed in rooms off a narrow spiral staircase. The works in Lincoln Cathedral Library, opposite the West Front of the cathedral, date back to the…

Six things you must do in Canterbury: Bagpuss, Chaucer and boats trips on the River Stour

A zippy new train service has put the tranquil cathedral city in Kent within an hour’s reach of London, making it an easy place to visit for many people. Gareth Huw Davies followed at high speed in the footsteps of the Canterbury pilgrims to the perfect Christmas destination. This is his must-do list… 1…ON THE…

Westminster Abbey – a royal wedding venue steeped in history

No fewer than 38 kings and queens have been crowned there in an unbroken run since it was built by Edward the Confessor on the site of a former monastery in the 11th century. He was buried at the Abbey in 1066 and on Christmas Day that year, William the Conqueror became the first monarch…

Walking is the only way to experience York, England

York is one of the most important cities in England, with a rich history spanning more than 2,000 years. It is also home to one of the largest medieval Gothic cathedrals in all of Europe -the York Minster – with exteriors are as impressive as the spectacular works of art in its interiors. With its…

Heart of medieval Russian democracy pines for tourists

Velikiy Novgorod, one of Russia’s most ancient cities, with over a millennium of history, is known as the cradle of the country’s democracy. Lying 500 kilometers north-west of Moscow, Velikiy Novgorod is of major historical interest. Today it is a rather small city, but there was a time when it was the capital of a…

Wells Cathedral clock to go electric

A historic clock is to go electric – because the man whose family has kept it ticking for 80 years is retiring. Generations of Paul Fisher’s family have wound the clock at Wells Cathedral. But, after Mr Fisher announced his decision to quit, the cathedral said it was to fit an electric motor. Installed in…