Family Visits

If you are bringing your family for a day out, whether it be a Saturday or in the school holidays, we would love to welcome you to the library. While the adults can peruse the exhibited books we have a selection of activities for children to do.

Writing with quillsAt the end of gallery two, near the cages, you will find quills and ink for children (and adults!) to try out their handwriting ‘olde worlde’ style, they can write their names on a bookmark provided to take home with them. There is also a typewriter in the Old Reading room for the children to have a go at a form of 20th century print.

We also have a Number Hunt booklet for children to do,searching for numbers hidden in and around the galleries and reading room.

Subject to availability of staff you can pre-book a family tour (weekdays only), advance notice is needed, so do send an email to the contact/address below and we look forward to your visit.

Please contact: Julie Burke (Education/Outreach Officer)