Families and Junior Members
We look forward to seeing you again soon...
Saturdays at the Institution
During the lockdown – Join in with our Invitation to Create online programme.
Ordinarily, we are open on Saturdays and many of our activities are family friendly, free and open to all. Please see our latest Programme page for the current programme.
Follow our social media channels for the latest updates.*
Ordinarily, we run a monthly Saturday morning club for Junior Members aged 5-8 and their adults. Bookworms takes place once a month at 10.30 am – 12 noon, this session is now repeated between 2.00 – 3.30 pm due to it’s popularity. Please see our Programme page for the current programme.
Children and young people under 18 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 an adult member.
*As we begin to reopen, we will be offering some external tours of the building and garden – see out tours page for details*
The Institution is usually open to the general public on a Wednesday afternoons between 1.00 and 3.00 pm and families are able to have a guided tour of the library.
For further information please contact our Director of Programme, Emma Dunn: [email protected]
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.