The Triforium Gallery traces the rich history of Winchester Cathedral through displays of sculpture, woodwork and metalwork dating back over 1100 years. The Library houses a magnificent collection of medieval manuscripts and books.
The chief treasure of the Library collection is the 12th century Winchester Bible, a richly illuminated book, which stands as one of the finest medieval manuscripts still in existence. The Bible took over 20 years for a team of artists to illustrate, though it seems that a single scribe was responsible for copying the text. Another treasure is the Shaftesbury Bowl, the only extant example of Saxon glasswok in England. There are several fragments of carving from the 15th century Great Screen, including a Madonna and Child and a figure of God the Father.
The Gallery and Library is a part of Winchester Cathedral, but they have seperate admission requirements. A joint ticket is available however. There are often special guided tours available.