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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The Hidden Gardens of Penzance

All the effort on the day proved to be well worth it.  Stalwart gardeners from all over Cornwall braved grey skies and drizzle and saw a dozen or so Penzance gardens all at their very best.

Marvelous gardens both large and small were pored over and commented upon and dozens of cream tea fanciers meant there wasn’t a scone left anywhere in the whole of Penzance!  We made £1200 for Library funds, sold dozens of raffle tickets and had a lot of fun.  Many many thanks to everyone who helped and anyone with a garden they would like to include next year – please get in touch…

Here’s an image from the Morrab Gardens where Joe set up the bug mansion. All Morrab Gardens bugs are now properly housed thank you.