Families and Junior Members
We look forward to welcoming you
Saturdays at the Institution
We are now open on Saturdays and many of our activities are family friendly, free and open to all.
Please see Lifelong Learning and Community programme for the current programme or join in with our Invitation to Create online programme.
We run a monthly Saturday morning club for Junior Members aged 5-8 and their adults. Bookworms takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 10.30 am – 12 noon. Please see Lifelong Learning and Community page for the current programme.
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Children and young people under 16 are able to join the Institution as Junior Members for just £1 per month (£12 annual membership) and can access the Institution’s collection and facilities during opening hours. Children under 11 must be accompanied by a parent / carer.
The Institution is open to the general public on a Wednesday afternoons between 1.00 and 4.00 pm and families are able to take a guided tour of the library.
For further information please contact the office: [email protected]
Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by a parent / carer and we ask that parent / carers remain on site for events and workshops.
Children between the ages of 11-16 years old may visit the institution unaccompanied but must make themselves known as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ at the reception desk. We will then follow our Safeguarding policy to support your visit.
Young people between the ages of 16-18 years old may visit independently.
Children’s events and workshops
Our programme of our children's events and workshops July - Sept 2022
Lifelong learning and community programme
Join in with our programme of events and workshops for all ages in in January, February and March 2023
Heritage Outside – a guided walk around Cathedral Green
Heritage Outside - a guided walk around Cathedral Green, inspired by the illustrations of W.G. Croump