Read, write, relax and become inspired
Gladstone's Library is unique.
It is a residential library and meeting place which is dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals and groups, who are looking to explore pressing questions and to pursue study and research in an age of distraction and easy solutions.
This institution pays tribute to William Gladstone. It is Britain's finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. It was founded by the great Victorian statesman himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work as well as one of the few Grade I-listed buildings in North Wales.
At Gladstone's Library, we have an evolving programme of courses and events that keep us connected with a wide range of writers and thinkers - see our Events & Courses page for further information.
Please note Gladstone’s Library will close for Christmas on Thursday, 19th December 2019. We will be open for check-out only on Friday, 20th December until 10am. Gladstone’s Library will re-open at 2pm on Friday, 3rd January 2020.