Families and Junior Members
We are delighted to begin a phased reopening of the DEI from July 2020
Saturdays at the Institution
We are open on Saturdays and many of our activities are family friendly, free and open to all. Please see our latest Saturday Activities page for the current programme.
*We are currently offering some special ‘rule-of-six’ bookable workshops for children – see our Saturday Activities page. 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 on the third Saturday of the 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 Bookworms 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.
*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 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]
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.