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A must see for all bibliophiles. The library is located in the Morrab Gardens and provides the perfect space for reading, writing, research. It is well stocked with a wide range of subjects (and fiction) and has special collections. Lots of rooms upstairs where it’s...More
This place is very interesting, informative, has books and files covering all of Penzance.
Particularly the mines, which I'm interested in, being an engineer.
You can find anything on the polldark mines, locations, what the mines actually produced and so much history of Cornish way...More
An absolute gem. Private subscription reference and lending library. Very well stocked with modern books/publications as well as magnificent historical collection. Quiet rooms, some with sea view, for study/reading/contemplating. Archive photo collection. See Humphrey Davy's very own chair! Lovely staff. It's like another genteel world....More
If you love books and remember how libraries used to be, you must visit this place. Amazing feeling of preserving local history too....well done to staff for such enthusiastic maintenance. Ps bought some enormous daff bulbs from here, looking forward to their blooms in the...More
this is one of the oldest private subscription libraries in the UK (early 19th century) and is well worth supporting. It is a charming place to work and has collections ranging from manuscripts, archives, journals and photographs to modern fiction and reference works. It is...More
We came across this library by chance when walking around the attractive Morrab Tropical Gardens. It is one of the few private libraries in existence in England, dating back to 1818, housed in a fine Victorian mansion, and containing thousands of books, old and new,...More
Stumbled upon this place as the main libray in Penzance had suffered storm damage and was closed. In fact I needed a computer to print a letter, what we found here was a splendid building housing a real library in charming surroundings. Unfortunately we couldn't...More
Trip Advisor seems to believe that the library is the only thing here, but there are beautiful, well-maintained public gardens stretching down toward the sea from the library. A peaceful oasis in the city of Penzance. A good place to wander or bring a book...More