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Famous library opens to the public

Created on 29/04/2011 @ 09:50
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People who join an annual membership scheme at Gregynog Hall are being given access to a fascinating library at the historic hall near Newtown.

A Visiting Reader’s card is available on request to members, enabling them to visit the library to read and study after an initial meeting
with librarian Mary Oldham.

“The library is a treasure trove of fascinating and invaluable books and journals, especially relating to Welsh history, literature and culture in both the English and Welsh languages,” said Karen Armstrong, Gregynog’s director.

Other collections relate to the Arthurian cycle of legends in Britain and Europe, the arts, book production, printing, building and books in
Irish, which are of particular interest to students of Celtic history and culture.

Gregynog, which is run by the University of Wales, is working towards creating a digital catalogue of the books in the library, which will be accessible through the website

The annual membership scheme - £15 per individual and £25 for a family of four - has been introduced to support Gregynog’s upkeep. The fee also covers the £3 admission charge to the venue’s formal gardens, which was introduced April 15.

Membership application forms are available from reception at Gregynog or telephone 01686 650224.

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Part of the Library at Gregynog Hall.

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