Chetham’s, My Sunday Photo

If you read my post on Friday you will know that this week we spent 48 hours Manchester, giving us time to see the sights a little more than our usual rushed visits. We visited some incredible attractions but I just wanted to share the photos I took at Chetham’s today, because this place was just stunning, its beauty blew my mind.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

I have always been a huge fan of books and find libraries such beautiful places; Chetham’s is without doubt the most beautiful Library I have ever been into. It was like stepping back in time, somewhere I would have loved to pull up a chair grab a coffee and spend time reading. We were luck enough to get a tour of Chetham’s, and spend some time wandering and taking photos, I was in my element.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

The Library was founded in 1653, and is one of the oldest public libraries in the world. It is also part of Chetham’s School of Msic, can you imagine going to school here? It feels just like Hogwarts. Chetham’s is right in the center of Manchester, I cannot believe I have walked past it so many times and never knew treasures what lay beyond those walls.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.14

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

I have a feeling I will now want to nip in every time I pass, I can’t describe how breathtaking it is, I suppose a requirement is to love books but if you do you will not be disappointed.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

Chetham's Library was founded in 1653 and is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

 

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34 Comments

  1. 7th February 2016 / 12:22 am

    How fantastic! Like stepping back in time. I was in Manchester too this week – although only in and out in a day with work – but I will have to look this up the next time I am staying in the city.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:27 am

      Tim you will have to it is just beautiful, I love the time I spent in there x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Louise sometimes places like this are just wonderful finds aren’t they x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Fiona, yes the atmosphere was mazing even though there were only 3 people in there, I cant quite describe it x

  2. 7th February 2016 / 5:47 am

    It looks like an amazing place to visit and all of your photos are stunning. I’m adding it to my list of must see places. #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thank you Tara it is the most beautiful place, such a great subject x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:34 am

      Sarah it so does, the lady who showed me round said people are always asking if Harry Potter was filmed in the corridor x

  3. 7th February 2016 / 7:26 am

    looks like somewhere to put on the list to visit. It looks so vast #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:34 am

      Sherry its actually not very big at all, but worth putting on you list, it is small ad perfectly formed x

  4. 7th February 2016 / 7:42 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous place!
    I love books and would be very happy to spend hours there… xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 10:35 am

      Its a book lovers dream, I loved it x

  5. 7th February 2016 / 8:19 am

    What an old historic looking building. I bet this place has a few stories to tell.

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th February 2016 / 10:35 am

      I know I bet it has Darren, if only wall could speak x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th February 2016 / 10:36 am

      Thanks Sarah, yes it does, especially when you are walking the corridors x

  6. 7th February 2016 / 11:54 am

    What an amazing discovery! It is so beautiful! Is it still in use or is it just for show?

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 7:29 pm

      I know Su, I think you can look at the books but they are all so old and beautiful, I did see some gloves so maybe you wear those. I was so busy taking photos and looking around x

  7. 7th February 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Wow, that’s stunning. Great photos, and what a beautiful historical place.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      7th February 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks Emma, oh it is so beautiful x

  8. 7th February 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Wow! Fantastic photos….So much beauty and history.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th February 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Thanks Kim, yes it is, such a stunning place x

  9. 7th February 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Love love love Manchester it has so much to offer, I am lucky my daughter goes to University there so I have nice long weekends up there.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      7th February 2016 / 7:33 pm

      Emma I feel exactly the same, wow I bet she loves it, such a vibrant city x

  10. 7th February 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Wow I have never ever been here and I’ve been there studying and working for about 16 years. I think I’m going to have to google it and pay a vist!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      8th February 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Tas when you see where it is you will not believe it, it is so worth a visit too x

  11. 9th February 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Stunning photographs and what an amazing place, steeped in history 🙂 Jess xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th February 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Jess you can just feel the history in the air it is incredible x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th February 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Aw thanks Katie x

  12. 9th February 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Ooh I LOVE this!!! Particularly all the printing materials and old type — how gorgeous. What a treasure!!! 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th February 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Caro it is just gorgeous there I was in awe of the place x

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