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Gladstone's Library

Gladstone's Library


Gladstone’s Library is the UK’s only Prime Ministerial library, its finest residential library and the national memorial to William Ewart Gladstone.

Gladstone was not only one of our greatest Prime Ministers, he was also an avid reader. He founded the Library in the Flintshire village of Hawarden in 1889 with 30,000 of his own books, which remain at the heart of our world-renowned collection of 250,000 items on history, politics, culture, literature and theology.

But Gladstone’s Library is more than just a library. It has accommodation, conference rooms, a coffee shop and a varied programme of courses and events throughout the year. It is truly unique and the perfect place for writers, readers and booklovers.

We are a registered charity so do need your support to help us care for this wonderful resource and ensure it remains available to all. Find out more at www.gladstoneslibrary.org

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