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Historic Site, free entry

Thomas Plume’s Library

Thomas Plume’s Library

Address

Plume Building,
Market Hill,
Maldon,
Essex,
CM9 4PZ

Details

Thomas Plume’s Library was founded in 1704 under the terms of the will of Dr Thomas Plume who had been born in Maldon in 1630. He bequeathed his collection of some 8,100 books and pamphlets, to be kept in the building which he had constructed from the ruins of the old St Peter’s Church. The building still houses his books, as well as his small collection of paintings. Although they may no longer be borrowed, books from the Library may be consulted without appointment during normal opening hours, (identification required) and the catalogue may be consulted online.

Accepts groups

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours mandatorySmoking not allowed

ACCESS RESTRICTED - VIA STEEP AND NARROW SPIRAL STAIRCASE. Maximum capacity of 10 people at a time. Groups must be booked in advance. Please note also that this is a working library and a research facility and access may therefore need to be restricted from time to time according to the needs of scholars already at work.

Opening details

Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday 2 pm to 4 pm

Saturday 10 am to noon

Prices

Free entry

groups taken if booked in advance

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Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 850071  Lat: 51.73231 Long: 0.67879

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Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

ACCESS RESTRICTED - VIA STEEP AND NARROW SPIRAL STAIRCASE. Maximum capacity of 10 people at a time. Groups must be booked in advance. Please note also that this is a working library and a research facility and access may therefore need to be restricted from time to time according to the needs of scholars already at work.