Bromley House Library

Established 1816


Closure for May 2017 Bank Holiday

The library will be closed on Saturday 27 May, Monday 29 May and Tuesday 30 May

Sherlock Holmes and The mystery of the missing telephone

Nottingham Trent University lecturer Sarah Jackson recently appeared on BBC Arts online with a short film on Sherlock Holmes and his use of technology. Sarah investigates why it took so long for Sherlock to pick up the telephone. The film was shot entirely at Bromley House Library

The mystery of the missing telephone

This film will be available after the election 

Jim Grainger - Photographer in Residence

Jim Grainger is running a further wet plate collodion process demonstration on June 2nd. For further details go to our News or Events Page


Marmots in the Arctic

We have some wonderful books in our travel collection which have benefited from being rebound with funds from our 'Adopt a book scheme'. Read more about a 2 volume work 'Narrative of a journey to the shores of the Arctic Ocean 1833-5 by Richard King on our recent blog 

Photographer in Residence

Photographer in Residence

Jim Grainger, an NTU photography graduate, will be working with us as a photographer in residence until the end of the year.

He will be in the library on the first Wednesday and Friday of each month to take photographs of the library and its members (with permission), and to develop plates on site. His particular interest is in nineteenth century photographic techniques. He has been given library membership until the end of the year. He will be running at least two events similar to the very successful wet plate collodion demonstration he held last year, and also plans to run hands-on workshops for our members in collaboration with The Nottingham Photo Parlour

Newsletter Spring 2017

Our Spring newsletter has been published and members should be receiving copies through the post over the next couple of days. An electronic copy can downloaded from the News page