Bodleian Treasures: 24 pairs

25 February 2016 26 February 2017


Treasury, Weston Library (Map)


An exhibition displaying a selection of the Bodleian Libraries' most magnificent items. It features rare and renowned items including Tolkien's illustrations from The Hobbit, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the Bay Psalm Book, the 'most expensive' printed book in the world and the venerated Shikshapatri.

The exhibition presents some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian's collections and uniquely displays these treasures in 24 pairs. Familiar icons of the Libraries' extraordinary holdings are shown alongside the less familiar, opening new avenues into the wealth of the Bodleian's famous collections. Rare books are joined together with manuscripts while modern ephemera sit alongside 400-year-old rolls, drawing out themes and unique stories that bring the pairs together.

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Opening times:
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Note: The Shikshapatri manuscript will continue to be on display in the Treasures gallery from mid-March 2017.

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Admission free

This event is listed under: Exhibitions; Free events
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