We are open as usual, Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Public tours on Wednesdays 1pm-4pm.
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William Beckford’s travels in Italy (1834)

William Beckford (1760-1844) was an English novelist and travel writer, best known for his Gothic novel, Vathek (1786), and for building the magnificent (but structurally unsound) Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire.  […]

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DEI Cinema Club 2022

Our member's cinema club meets on the third Wednesday of each month to enjoy a film together. Doors open at 6pm with the film starting at 6.30pm.
There is a small fee to join the cinema club, which is paid annually. Interested members are welcome to come along for a taster session ahead of joining.

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Cooking the books

Voltaire is said to have remarked that, ‘England has a hundred religions and only one sauce’ – our heritage collection suggests otherwise. This year, we are celebrating Heritage Open Days (10-19 September 2021) with a book display in the Outer Library curated by one of our members, Tony Rhodes.

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