Sarah Hoskins MCIL kindly offered to organise a visit to Bromley House, a private library in Nottingham which was founded in 1816. Geraldine, the assistant librarian, gave us a very entertaining guided tour of this fascinating building. We admired the self-supporting spiral staircase (only one person at a time), we were intrigued by the meridian line (used to set the clocks correctly) and we were awed by the massive collection of books and of course the building itself which is an architectural gem. The visit was followed by a very enjoyable lunch. A big thank you to Sarah for organising this visit.
Visit to Bromley House Library, a registered charity in Nottingham.
This is an independent lending library in the centre of the city with a lively programme of talks and lectures, events and exhibitions. It has a good collection of contemporary fiction, biography, local history and travel books, plus some interesting artefacts and architectural features in a fascinating Georgian town house with a garden. The library is not open to the general public but is well worth a visit.
- 11:00 Arrival, tea/coffees, brief meeting
- 12:00 Introduction to Bromley House and tour
- Followed by lunch at a local restaurant
Members will be expected to pay for their own lunch.
Places are limited to 20. Please contact Sarah Hoskins if you would like to attend.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6HL