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Date updated: 26/01/2023

Introduction to Guildhall Library history and collections

We offer an introduction to the Library’s history and collections with an emphasis on both printed and eResources for family and/or local history research.

One of our experienced librarians explains the resources available and provides information about using the Library. Where possible, visits include a tour of the Library’s book stores, which are not normally accessible to the public.


Duration: one - 1 ½ hours
Numbers: six minimum 20 maximum
£2.50 per person 

Group visits are usually held on: 

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
  • 10am-Noon or 2pm-4pm

It may be possible to arrange a visit on other days/times, subject to availability.

To arrange a visit, email the Guildhall Library or call 020 7332 1868 for informal chat about your visit on, Please make sure you have the following information ready when you call: 

  • Details of the group and number attending
  • The subject focus of your visit
  • When you would like to visit

Payment can be made when booking or on the day and donations are always appreciated.​

Please be aware that as tours and visits are subject to availability we recommend booking well in advance.