Plan your visit
Do you love books? You have come to the right place. At Innerpeffray you we have a wide selection of books on display and we'll even take them off the shelves for you to hold. Our books date from the 15th - 20th century, the majority being 18th century. For detailed information about the catalogue, please contact us.
Love history? Innerpeffray's story goes back to Roman times when the fort of Strageath dominated the river crossing. Mary Queen of Scots spent the night here and Clanranald, fatally injured at the Battle of Sherrifmuir said to be buried here. And read about any era in our collection.
Tracing your family story? explore the names of local people who came to Scotland's first lending library and find your ancestors too.
Inspired by Outlander? See real Jacobite Scotland in our 18th century building and collection of books and pamphlets about the rebellion. You can even check the medical details!
The Library opened for the 2017 season on 1 March and visitors are welcome during usual opening hours: 1 March-31 October
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 12.45pm & 2pm - 4.45pm,Sundays 2pm - 4pm And also Holiday Mondays as follows: Easter Monday 17th April, 1st May, 29 May & 7 August in 2017. We are closed Mondays, Tuesdays and 1 Nov - end Feb.
Entrance to the Library is £7.50 for all adults, and free for those under 16 years. Outwith opening hours, Private Visits can be arranged, during evenings and the winter (subject to availability and weather permitting).
Group visits and Study Tours
We are delighted to welcome groups and tours to the Library, and advise you to book in advance. With advance notice we can prepare a bespoke programme of interest to your members and refreshments if desired. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
We serve tea, coffee and biscuits or baking to your group in the Schoolroom, current prices are in the downloadable booking form. When you book a group visit to the Library we can make the Schoolroom available to your group to hold a meeting, eat a packed lunch, etc. There is no charge for this facility, but donations are always most appreciated! The Schoolroom is also available to hire for workshops, events and meetings, please call or email for costs, facilities and availability, or contact the Library to discuss your requirements.
Private Evening and Out of Season visits
The library is a very special place; we can offer you the chance to enjoy it exclusively. It is possible to arrange a private evening tour of the library for groups of up to 30 people. A private evening tour led by the Keeper of Books with the opportunity to view and handle books in the collection, costs £7.50 per person, with a minimum charge of £60.
With a special themed talk and exhibition of books, £7.50 per person (minimum of £70).
With a glass of wine on arrival. £10 per person (minimum of £50).
With a whisky nip and Scottish cheeses, £12 per person (minimum of £75).
Personal guided talk and tour, plus finger buffet and wine to follow, £15-25 per person (minimum £150).
A Private Tour makes the ideal gift for the book or history lover. The Library is also available for small weddings (suggested maximum, 25 people). Please note that as the Library is open to the public, this is only available out-with the usual opening hours. Contact the Library for more details.
We are delighted to welcome school parties to the library. Coming to the Library is a chance to step back in time, and take time to reflect on Scotland's educational heritage as well as a special opportunity to explore a hands-on museum. We offer an introductory tour followed by a book handling co-operative learning session, with additional worksheets for back in the classroom. We recommend no more than 25 pupils per visit, and depending on the tour, may split this group into two for handling sessions.
The tour can be themed by prior arrangement for:
Innerpeffray & Local history including the Victorian School and Borrowers' Register
- Paper, Ink and Books hands-on investigation of what makes a book
- Four Footed Beastes - with online resources at http://primarysourceseminar.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Mini%20Lessons thanks to Morristown National Historical Park
You might also choose to visit to explore Shakespeare at Innerpeffray including the Bard's source book: Holinshed's Chronicles, or Scots Language via Gavin Douglas' translation of the Aeneid from 1576, and Hector Boece's History of Scotland translatit into out common and vulgar language.
Other subjects with advance discussion, please call or email.
The charge for a School visit is £25.
Innerpeffray's rural setting is ideal for exploring the outdoors - seeing red squirrels, bird-watching, exploring the Chapel and gravestones as well as the Library. School parties are welcome to use the grounds and use the Schoolroom for packed lunches and additional activities by prior arrangement. We are happy to offer a free of charge advance visit for staff for planning purposes.
We also offer special events through the year, please check the News pages for details.
The Library works with local schools on special projects during the year and can also offer a small number of work experience placements. Please contact the library for details.
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