Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham’s Library are led by our expert staff and volunteers. Explore the medieval building, hear about the magical Dr. Dee, admire the Hogwarts-esque gated shelves of the library and take a seat at the very desk where Marx and Engels’ research led to The Communist Manifesto!
Tours last 60-75 minutes long.
We recommend all visitors read the Visiting Information before booking tickets.
Visitors will not be admitted more than 15 minutes after the tour has begun. If possible, please call the Library to inform them of your delay.
Tickets for our guided tours are available a month in advance. For further tour dates, please revisit this page 6 weeks before your date of interest.