So can you explain the science behind this magical effect? This is a nice activity for younger children to have a bit of water play. Here in Marsh’s we are well aware of what would happen to the books and particularly the paper inside them if they were to get wet. In fact every year […]
Round and round volvelles, cogs and cams go! During Engineers Week we have a cam station, which was inspired by the rotary movement of a volvelle found in one of Narcissus Marsh’s astronomy books (see image on the left). A cam makes the same circular motion, but as a result can create a linear movement […]
In 2017, we exhibited books and manuscripts that had been stolen from the library. ‘Sorry!?’ Do you say? How could we display missing items? Well, some had merely a page or two missing, cruelly sliced out! Most of the books however had been re-purchased or found and returned. This saw the beginning of our book […]
Marsh’s Library has a wealth of books on the early discoveries of our solar system and beyond. This is largely due to our founder, Narcissus Marsh, who had a life long passion for astronomy and collected many books on the subject. In 2019 we held a Planetary Quiz for primary schools. We are sharing our […]
The Library will remain closed while Level 5 restrictions are in place: see further information here.See the Online Exhibitions tab on the menu to enjoy exhibitions on Bram Stoker, China, Stolen Books, Unique Surviving Books, Doodles & Marginalia, Jewish Books,
and the gorgeous library of Benjamin Guinness, or visit our Play tab for some fun with our collections!
CLOSED UNDER LEVEL 5
The Library is closed to visitors and readers while Level 5 restrictions are in place.
We will be working to bring you more digital content in 2021 and will respond to enquiries from Monday 4th January.
We look forward to welcoming visitors and readers when restrictions are lifted.
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