A Heritage Open Day visit to The Prince Consort’s Library, Aldershot

I wonder where you visited over the Heritage Open Days. We’ve been to most of the local places over the years, and some further away [type heritage open days into the search box to view the reports of our past visits].

This year we’ve only managed one heritage Open Day visit. It was to The Prince Consort’s Library in Aldershot [see also Wikipedia entry].

The Grade II listed library, built in 1860, remains very much as it was in Victorian times. Being part of the Army Library service it ‘s not open to the public, except on Heritage Open Days. I know it’s a year away till the next Open Day, but do go. Paul Vickers, the previous Librarian, gave an entertaining talk on the history of the library, and the quirky stories about the early Librarians. Here a few photos, and my video of our visit that also includes brief conversations with the current Librarian, Tim Ward.

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