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How can I visit the Collection?

The Genizah Unit is a research unit and lacks the staff and space to provide a permanent display of manuscripts. By prior arrangement only, we can host a visit of up to 2 hours for organised groups that will provide an introduction to the Collection and a viewing of selected Genizah manuscripts. We are unable to host on Sundays when the Library is closed.


1–20 people: £200

21–45 people: £400

If your group is from a recognized educational institution (such as a school or university), your visit will be free of charge. However, unless part of a school group, children under 17 yrs are not normally allowed in the Library.

If you are a Friend of the Genizah at the ‘Manuscript Level’, you may arrange to bring a group of up to 10 people (you and 9 others) for a private viewing of Genizah manuscripts.


For those unable to form a larger group, we are offering an additional service on the first working day of each month. One of our researchers will host a small group of a maximum of 6 people and show and talk about a selection of manuscripts from the Collection. The visit will last for about 1 hour and start at 2pm on each date.


£20 per person, payable online in advance, once registered through the contact details below.


To discuss making a visit, please contact Mrs Sarah Sykes, email:; tel: (01223) 333129