To make you booking, please click on the ‘booking essential’ text, which will take you to our bookings page.  If you are having difficulty, please contact the office by email [email protected] or phone 01392 274727


Saturday January 22nd

Bookworms Junior Members’ Club* – Telling Stories

10.30 – 12noon

Children 5+ / booking essential



Saturday February 5th

Wild Ink workshop

Join us for this fun workshop in our courtyard garden.  Learn how to make ink from the hedgerows and discover how ink has been made since the middle ages.  Old clothes are essential.

10.30 – 11.30am

Children’s workshop suitable for ages 5+ / free and open to all /  booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund


Saturday February 19th

Bookworms Junior Members’ Club * – Wardian Cases

10.30- 12noon

Children 5+ / booking essential



Saturday March 12th

Make a bookworm for World Book Day

Did you know that a “wyrm” used to be a word for a dragon? As a World Book Day special, we will be making our own “bookworms,” and looking at some examples of worms in literature!

10.30 – 12noon

Children’s workshop / free and open to all /booking essential

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund


Saturday March 19th

Bookworms Junior Members’ Club* – World Poetry Day

10.30 – 12noon

Children 5+ / booking essential


* Junior Membership is available to anyone aged under 18 and is currently £12 per year.     Bookworms is a monthly club for our youngest members, and suitable for children aged 5-8 years old.    Bookworms get an annual activity pack and priority access to children’s events at the Institution.


We continue to observe enhanced hygiene procedures and maintain social distancing, where possible.  

Children under 11 are exempt from wearing a mask.   

We request that masks be worn by those over 11, unless the event is taking place out of doors.

Indoor events will take place upstairs in the Upper Reading Room and rooms will be ventilated as much as possible.