Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham's Library are lead by our expert volunteers from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is highly recommended as visitor numbers to these delicate ancient buildings are carefully restricted.
Where is Chetham's Library located?
Located in the heart of Manchester's Medieval Quarter, Chetham's Library is easily accessible by road, tram, rail and foot. The pointer on the "Map" tab shows the location of Chetham's, which is situated opposite the National Football Museum. Entry to the Library is via the main gate on Long Millgate, M3 1SB, just off Cathedral Gardens.
Details on what activities are available at Chetham's Library?
View weekday tour dates and times, and book online at chethams.org.uk
On Saturdays, extended tours are led by local historian and tour guide, Jonathan Schofield. View tour dates and times and book online at jonathanschofieldtours.com
See the Events tab for information on a series of special events celebrating literature, heritage and learning.
Chetham's Library tours meet at the entrance on Long Millgate, M3 1SB. Please be aware that there is no shelter at this meeting point and you will not have access to the Library until the scheduled start time of your tour. Access to the Library is via a flight of eighteen steps. Due to the age of the buildings, we regret it is not possible to install a lift or offer other assistance.