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BASKERVILLE SOCIETY: Bishop Hurd Library

5th September 2015

The Baskerville Society is an active group with frequently organised events and other activities, which are open to members and non-members alike.

BASKERVILLE SOCIEY EVENT

The Bishop Hurd Library |  5 September 2015  |  1200-1600 

The Bishop of Worcester, Richard Hurd built the Hurd Library in 1783 for his fine collection of books. The collection includes several Baskerville items and many other examples of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century printing including works by Thomas Bewick, Robert Burton, William Dugdale and Isaac Newton. Many regard it one of the most beautiful library rooms in the country. This outing also visits the mediaeval castle and county museum set in the serence Warwickshire countryside. The County Museum, housed in the former home of the Bishops of Worcester, is a fascinating place to explore.  In the museum galleries you can discover social history, toys through time, travel & transport and the intriguing story of Worcestershire's past. Visitors can also see room sets such as the schoolroom and scullery, which are regularly brought to life by visiting schoolchildren and period rooms that focus on the Victorian and Civil War eras.

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