Support Chetham’s Library

Help us to preserve history and heritage in the heart of Manchester

We are so thankful to all of our supporters, who enable us to continue our important work at Chetham’s.

Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. The Library requires conservation of both its books and buildings, so it remains open to the public and for academic readers. Chetham’s Library cares for a vast Arts Council accredited collection, including the 13th Century Flores Historiarum manuscript, a first edition of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost; a 1534 edition of Tyndale’s New Testament, Henry VIII’s Prosper of Aquitaine and a wealth of printed and manuscript material on the 1819 Peterloo Massacre.

If you’d like to learn more about supporting us please get in contact, we’d love to hear from you.

Email:   Tel: 0161 838 7202