Free Tour of Linenhall Library
Saturday, 12 September, 2015 - 11:00 - 12:00
European Heritage Open Day tours are taking place this coming weekend.
For anyone with an interest in books, history or culture, a free tour of the Linenhall Library sounds like a good idea.
The tours are taking place on Saturday 12th September at 11am and 1 pm respectively. As someone who used to be a member and visited the library often, I can recommend it strongly. The venue is steeped in history and there are always interesting exhibitions to whet the appetite further.
The Linenhall Library is situated in Donegall Square North and has been there since 1864 when it moved there because the White Linenhall took over its former premises.
The library dates back to 1788 when it was founded as the Belfast Reading Society before it transformed into the Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge. United Irishman Thomas Russell was the second librarian and after his imprisonment the future of the library was thrown into uncertainty before the Reverend William Bruce steadied things in 1798.
There's so much more to find out and it's guaranteed you will if you go on the tour. Contact the website for more information and to book.