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Library:Gladstone's Library

Library, free entry


Gladstone's Library is unique: Britain's finest residential library and its only Prime Ministerial library. As a national memorial to the work of William Gladstone, the Library is a meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

The Library's Bistro, 'Food for Thought', is open from 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday (offering Afternoon Tea between 3pm and 4pm) and 10am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday offering a tempting selection of lunches, homemade cakes and Fairtrade tea and coffee. Sunday Lunch is served from 12-2pm (booking is advisable).


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Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed