In the spirit of the 19th Century scientists who founded the DEI we are adapting and innovating our programme so that we continue to flourish and connect with our members and supporters. Join us for a range of online activities, social media streaming, read-alongs and virtual film club over our period of closure. Thank you for continuing to support us at this difficult time and we hope you are all staying well.
Learn about the history of our building by looking at the walls…to find out more click here.
Take a tour of the Institution cottage which has been residence of Librarians and Housekeepers for over 200 years…to take the tour click here.
We are delighted to bring you our popular adult and family Saturday programme online. Join in with gardening, craft activities, workshops and experiments, all inspired by the Institution's building and collection.
Heritage Outside - a guided walk around Cathedral Green, inspired by the illustrations of W.G. Croump
Throughout March, April and May 2020 we were delighted to bring you our popular family learning programme and Bookworms junior members' club online.
Linked here - Join in with craft activities, workshops and experiments using materials that are easy to find at home.