A rich resource for research, or a place to borrow the latest novel

The Morrab Library. Photo by Glyn Richards.The Morrab Library is an independent library established in 1818, housed in a Victorian mansion in the beautiful Morrab Gardens in Penzance, Cornwall. We hold over 55,000 books on floor-to-ceiling shelves as well as archives and a rich photographic collection.

Our new extension is now complete, bringing us much-needed extra storage space as well as a new home for our photographic archive.

We are open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm.

 01736 364474

enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk / photoarchive@morrablibrary.org.uk

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Friday’s Mexican ‘Dia de los Muertos’ Feast at the library was amazing – we raised just over £500 for the library!  The fancy dress costumes were brilliant (Martin’s ‘Chinese’ attire was slightly off brief but he more than made up for it with the Tequila -not a drop left by the end of the evening).  David made a toxic punch which was drank in its entirety.  Liz’s menu was inspired and delicious, and quite unbelievably carried off considering there’s no oven at the library and she had to cook the lot in advance before transporting it over from her house.  Everyone seemed to have a grand time so thank you to all who came along and those who helped out decorating beforehand and clearing up afterwards. (Masses of washing up!)
There’s more photos of guests in costume over on the library facebook page, but here’s the decorated room…