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  1. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library Tours

    Mon 2 September, and every weekday

    Founded in 1653, and housed in buildings dating back to 1421, Chetham's is the oldest public library in the English-speaking...

  2. Chetham's Library

    Heritage Open Days

    Mon 16 September, 11am-4pm

    For one day only, visit Chetham’s Library free of charge to celebrate People Power, as Heritage Open Days mark 200...

  3. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library Tours

    Tue 1 October, and every weekday

    Founded in 1653, and housed in buildings dating back to 1421, Chetham's is the oldest public library in the English-speaking...

  4. Chetham's Library

    Faking Gothic Furniture

    Tue 29 October, 5:30pm

    Chetham's Library with Manchester Gothic Festival George Shaw (1810–76), a local lad from Uppermill, Saddleworth, was fascinated by medieval architecture,...

  5. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library Tours

    Fri 1 November, and every weekday

    Founded in 1653, and housed in buildings dating back to 1421, Chetham's is the oldest public library in the English-speaking...

  6. Chetham's Library

    Baronial Baroque

    Wed 20 November, 5:30pm

    Chetham’s Early Music ensemble, directed by Dr Martyn Shaw, marks the 300th anniversary year of Leopold Mozart with historically informed...

  7. Chetham's Library

    Poem of the Week with Carol Rumens

    Sun 24 November, 3pm

    A Manchester Literature Festival event Carcanet at 50 Carol Rumens’ popular ‘Poem of the Week’ blog has been featuring in...

  8. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library Tours

    Mon 2 December, and every weekday

    Founded in 1653, and housed in buildings dating back to 1421, Chetham's is the oldest public library in the English-speaking...

  9. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library: Unscripted

    Thu 5 December, 6pm

    On sale 10am, Friday 16 August After the Library has closed to the public and the dust of the day...

  10. Chetham's Library

    Chetham’s Library: Unscripted

    Thu 27 February, 6pm

    On sale 10am, Friday 16 August After the Library has closed to the public and the dust of the day...