Our forthcoming visits and events are below.  If you would like to enquire if there are places available please email us.


The Ruskin - Library Museum and Research Centre

25 February 2020 12:30pm to 3:30pm

University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YB

In 2018, the Ruskin received unprecedented assistance from FNL towards the acquisition of the pre-eminent Whitehouse Ruskin Collection (see FNL Annual Report 2018).  The current exhibition Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future features items from the collection.

Beckford’s Tower and Museum

10 March 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Lansdowne Road, Bath, BA1 9BH

Writer and collector William Beckford (1760-1844) moved to Bath in 1822 and created a mile-long landscape at the top of which was built the 120ft high Beckford’s Tower.  The tower was his study retreat, where he could withdraw from the city, work on his writings and contemplate the surrounding landscape.  It also housed part of his impressive library of rare volumes and valuable bindings. 

The Office of the Court of the Lord Lyon

12 March 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

H.M. New Register House, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT

The visit will begin with a welcome from the Lord Lyon King of Arms and the Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records. The Lord Lyon will then give a presentation on the history and work of the Court and an introduction to Heraldry in Scotland, which is carefully regulated by the Court. 

Bernard Quaritch Ltd

28 April 2020 11:00am to 12:30pm

36 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JH

Bernard Quaritch began selling rare books and manuscripts in 1847.  On his death in 1899 The Times wrote “it would scarcely be rash to say that Quaritch was the greatest bookseller who ever lived.”  In May 2019, 200 years after the founder’s birth, Quaritch moved to new premises in Bedford Row, Bloomsbury. 

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