On Lightnight at the Athenaeum visitors were welcomed in to view the Newsroom and the Library and see some of the many treasures from the book collection that span the centuries.
Amongst the books on display a volume of the Atlantic Neptune attracted a great deal of interest. The two volume work contains maps and charts of the North American coastline enabling mariners to recognise the salient points of their destination. It was completed at the end of the 18th Century by Naval Hydrographers and has been in the Athenaeum Library since 1800. Many people are surprised to find this beautiful building right in the heart of the city