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Ghost Tour & Séance

by The Leeds Library


Looking for something spookily different to do this Halloween? You’ve come to the right place!

This Halloween night, The Leeds Library will be hosting its first séance in over 100 years to see if we can make contact with our resident ghost. In partnership with West Yorkshire Paranormal, and including a tour of the historic library and spooky basement, participants will be able to hold their own séance and ghost hunt to investigate whether our library really is as haunted as some visitors believe…

The library is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of former Librarian Vincent Sternberg, whose apparition first made an appearance in 1884. Since then, there have been many reported ghostly experiences in the Library, from feelings of being watched, footsteps and coughs heard when no one is in the room, and even sightings of full-bodied apparitions.

Tickets £10 each. Includes a glass of something chilling on arrival and the opportunity to use a professional ghost hunting kit. Max 20 attendees.

About The Leeds Library

Founded in 1768, The Leeds Library is a gem of a heritage library and the oldest surviving subscription library of its kind in the British Isles. We have a fascinating history. We’re Leeds’s oldest cultural institution—a thriving hub of creativity, ideas and inspiration. You can read more about our amazing story and unique history HERE.

But while we have a rich heritage to celebrate, we are also committed to securing the future of the Library, and to being a vibrant cultural hub for the people of Leeds. The Next Chapter Project will see the library expand from its current premises on Commercial Street into the neighbouring building, providing a fully accessible site for the first time ever, and contemporary space to welcome visitors old and new.

The image is an illustration from The Strand Magazine, 1908, in which the Librarian Mr McAlister confronts the ghost.

Date and Time

Mon, October 31, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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