We are a thriving Independent Historic Library and Educational Charity, welcoming new members of all ages.
We are open as usual: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.
Contact us:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

Venue hire

Due to our exciting 'Next Chapter' development project, we are not able to take bookings until mid 2024 and will be updating this page and our room offers in the coming months.

As our NLHF funded development works continue, we are very excited to see the spaces we will be able to offer begin to show themselves.

Upstairs our rooms (previously the Stirling and Reading Rooms) overlooking the Cathedral and Green, have been merged to one space – opening the room up to it’s original scale. The cupola has been reinstated and it is gorgeous! We have also uncovered some niches we didn’t know were there, which we believe will have been covered at the same time room was divided and the cupola covered. The strip lighting has been removed and new lighting, heating and wifi will be a huge improvement.  There will be a toilet upstairs, as well as service kitchen and a lift providing access for everyone.

Downstairs we will have three new spaces available to hire; the two front rooms which both look out on to Cathedral Green, have lots of period features from the early 19th century and our new garden room which opens to the outside space.

We are looking forward to sharing images and details for each of these rooms in the coming months.

If you would like to enquire about bookings from August onwards, please get in touch with [email protected]