Six hundred years after Chaucer's death The Canterbury Tales remains a classic, and the characters from it have become very much a part of English culture.

As part of Canterbury City Council's celebrations of Chaucer's life and works, distinguished contemporary artists and photographers were invited to produce a work using the themes of pilgrimage, martyrdom or Chaucer's or Beckett's death as a starting point for their creations.

Chaucer was a great traveller, mainly in the service of the Royal household, and it is known that he visited Italy twice in the 1370s. He was probably in Florence at the time of the death of his great Italian contemporary, Giovanni Boccaccio, in 1375.

This exhibition was produced as part of a cultural exchange with the Tuscan town of Certaldo, birthplace of Boccaccio, and is Canterbury Museum's contribution to the Passing Tales Festival and the Canterbury Festival.

10 am - 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, Sundays closed. Admission is free!

Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery is in the town centre in the High Street, near the Post Office. It is within easy walking distance of the car parks and railway stations.


Canterbury Royal Museum and Art Gallery
High Street • Canterbury • Kent • Great Britain
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