Guildhall Library Family History Open Day 20 July 2013

Guildhall Library - the library of London history - will throw open its doors on Saturday 20th July for an Open Day for an opportunity to view collection displays including some of Guildhall's rarely-viewed ‘treasures’. Want to learn more about London’s history, shipwrecks, regency food, how to care for and handle books or how to research your family history? All these topics and more will be covered in a series of talks, workshops, films and tours relating to our collections and London’s history.


• View Guildhall Library ‘treasures’
• Listen to a talk
• Go on a behind the scenes tour
• Meet the staff
• Attend a workshop
• Go on a guided London walk
• Learn about Guildhall Library resources


Cultural historian Fern Riddell will be the guest speaker on London Music Halls and our Director David Pearson on ‘Books as History’. The full programme can be found on the Guildhall website:  and the Guildhall Library blog: .

Saturday 20th July 10am-5pm
FREE (charge applies for walks and Great Hall tours provided by the City of London Guides)
No need to book - where events have limited space, places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. It will be possible to book for the workshops, one to one family history sessions, tours and walks in person at the library on the day from 10am.

Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

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