Posted: Fri 8th Jul 2016

Gladstone’s library unveils ambitious £7.8 million ‘visitor experience’ plans.

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 8th, 2016

Gladstone’s library has revealed ambitious plans to develop the Grade I listed building in Hawarden. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The library has launched the ‘Living Heritage’ fundraising programme in an effort to secure funding which will see remodelling and repairs to the historic library, creating a brand new forum space. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The new visitor experience will aim engage and inspire a broader range of audiences, especially younger people, school children and cultural tourists.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The planned contemporary space will be ‘quite different’ to the existing Victorian library building yet complementary, enabling the library to better deliver a wider programme of debates, lectures and events. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The use of digital technology will feature in the new development as the library looks to reach out to younger people, school children and cultural tourists. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An impressive new exhibition area dedicated to William Gladstone’s values and ideas is also planned in the new development as well as a new visitor restaurant and café, workspaces, reception area, shop, car park and garden. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Full plan can been seen here . ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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To find out more about the project If you feel that you would like to make a donation to the project email glh@gladlib.org or call 01244 532350. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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