We are extremely excited to say that from 21st June we are opening the monastery library up to readers again!

After what has seemed like an eternity, we will be taking readers by appointment to use the collections here at Downside. You can make a booking by emailing us here.

Opening the library is one of the final phases of the gradual easing of restrictions here at Downside – now you can also visit the abbey church, get a takeaway tea or coffee from the visitor centre (on Thursdays and Fridays only at present) and visit the bookshop at the same times. Read more about this here.

We look forward to seeing you at Downside soon!