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Tours of the Leeds Library daily during National Lottery Open Week

by The Leeds Library


Tours take place at 11am every day, from the 9th-17th March (excepting Sunday 10th March), and last for approximately one hour.

The Leeds Library is the oldest-surviving members’ subscription library in the UK. Founded in 1768, the Library moved to its current purpose-built premises on Commercial Street in 1808, and many original features remain in this much-loved home.

From the Georgian splendour of the Main Room, with its Victorian sunlight burners, to the labyrinthine basement deep under Commercial Street, there is an unexpected treasure around every corner. And you never know, you may even meet the Library’s ghost…

This event is part of the National Lottery Open Week and will be free to holders of a national lottery ticket.

Please note: There is limit of 4 people for each valid lottery ticket. If you don’t produce a valid lottery ticket, a £5 ticket price will be charged for the tour.

A note about accessibility – Unfortunately, our Grade II* listed building is not currently fully accessible. We have a stair lift from the ground floor foyer to the first floor but are unable to install a through-floor lift due to the building’s historic status. Please email us on enquiries@theleedslibrary.org.uk if you have any questions around access, and we will do everything that we can to accommodate you.

Date and Time

Sat, March 9, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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