Athenaeum Trip

From its foundation in 1797, the Library has been one of the most important facilities associated with the Athenaeum. Though not the first library in Liverpool, it is now the only remaining substantial collection in private hands.

Athenaeum
The collection of about 60,000 volumes has been created over the years by both purchase and donations from Proprietors. As well as books, the library also holds collections of pictures, ephemera associated with Liverpool, maps and charts and an extensive array of periodicals and journals, together with the records of the Athenaeum.

Pupils from Broughton Hall were very lucky to be able to visit the athenaeum and view some of its oldest books dating back many hundreds of years and to see the City Centre as they had never seen it before.
 
Athenaeum