Surprise Gifts at the Library

On Thursday 23 February the eighty proprietors and guests who sat down for the Library Dinner received a surprise gift.  At each table place there was a scroll tied with green ribbon that contained a copy of one of the Athenaeum Library treasures, ranging from a page of Magna Carta to a Hannah Glasses’ cookery … Read more

New Members Informal Dining

On Friday 10 February, seven Proprietors added their names into Athenaeum history signing our prestigious 1801 Share Register. This was part of a special signing ceremony which takes place during our New Members Informal Dining Evenings. The next scheduled event of this kind is scheduled for Friday 8 June, bookings are open now. Mr Harry … Read more

A Familiar Face

Look out for the latest addition to the Library reading room. Painted by our very own Colin Langeveld to commemorate Librarian Vincent Roper’s 85th birthday.

Ancient Leverpoole Maps.

We have a number of Ancient Leverpoole Maps available for purchase at the club. The map details the city centre of Ancient Liverpool and is currently on display in the Newsroom of The Athenaeum. There are two sizes available; one A3 size and the other a larger poster size. Both maps are priced at £10.00 each. … Read more

Athenaeum Workshops – Last Chance to Book Tickets!

With the first workshop fast approaching this Saturday 5th November and the second on Saturday 12th November, be sure to book your tickets with Reception to avoid missing out! Please call 0151 709 7770 or e-mail to book tickets. Exploring the Athenaeum Library The Library of the Athenaeum is one of the hidden treasures of … Read more

The Frank Moran Young Writers Award

THE FRANK MORAN YOUNG WRITERS AWARD ‘Discover, Explore, Learn’ – Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Competition Guidelines The Athenaeum was founded in 1797 to provide a meeting place where ideas and information can be exchanged in pleasant surroundings. The heart of the Athenaeum is its famous library, one of the greatest proprietary libraries in … Read more

Exploring The Athenaeum Library – Workshop Programme

Exploring the Athenaeum Library The Library of the Athenaeum is one of the hidden treasures of Merseyside.  For more than 200 years the library has accumulated a body of books and archival material which is unequalled in private hands.  For most of that time the collections have been accessible only to the 500 hundred ‘Proprietors’ … Read more

Heritage Open Day

    After huge success at our sold-out Open Day last May, we are delighted to announce that the Athenaeum will be hosting a second event on 11th September 2016, as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.   The Open Day will give members of the public a unique opportunity to view the building … Read more

The Athenaeum Heritage Lottery Fund Project

  Dating back to 1797 and home to some 800 year old treasures, the Athenaeum is offering a rare and valuable opportunity for schools, universities and groups of adults to browse their unique shelves and embark upon projects in subjects they are most passionate about; including History, English Literature, Geography, Sciences, Languages, Theatre and Art. … Read more

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