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The Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) is the largest independent library outside London, housing over 160,000 books.
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Is it a museum? Is it a library? The Lit & Phil in Newcastle is home to over 160,000 books, making it the largest independent library outside London! Explore more of quirky history as a part of
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Will Harvey Aug 13
Found a copy of ’s Graham Kerr on Evolution in the Lit & Phil’s excellent library earlier
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November Club Aug 13
Thank you to all our helpers who have been getting involved with The Imaginary Museum of the North at the showcasing our next mystery items on the tour. We've had some wonders so far...a tent, haunted house, Egyptian house protector...what lies in wait this week?
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The Lit and Phil Aug 13
Here's our Tempest in a Teacup! Trials, tribulations, dramas, we've had our share but nothing that can’t be sorted over a nice cup of tea from the volunteer at the hatch! Thanks to our visitor for helping. Next tour is on Sat 18th August, come see what's brewing under the teacup!
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Amanda Hawkes Aug 10
This would be handy for a few meetings I've been in (in the past, obvs) - 'Dull as a dishrag' my particular fave.
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November Club Aug 10
The imaginary Museum of the North is open for tours every Saturday morning at 10.30am. At the end of the tour a new mystery item created by Hannah Fox will be revealed and added to the museum.
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The Lit and Phil Aug 9
A small but appreciative audience for Gail-Nina Anderson at this afternoon. Entitled A Brief History of Collecting, Gail-Nina's lecture was part of the Imaginary Museum of the North project . If you haven't already seen our Museum, don't delay, only 4 weeks remaining!
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Prof Deborah Sugg Ryan Aug 9
Love this display of writer, traveller & archaeologist Gertrude Bell’s hat
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North News Aug 9
Surely few better places to spend ?! Take a look at our 360° image of the reading room at the wonderful - the largest independent library outside London, housing over 160,000 books:
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Catherine Graham Aug 9
From my previous tweet . . . Oscar Wilde's pen, left behind by him after speaking at the wonderful Lit and Phil here in Newcastle. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Catherine Graham Aug 9
Two photos from my regular visit to the wonderful Lit and Phil here in Newcastle. Oscar Wilde's clothes brush and pen left behind after speaking there. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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November Club Aug 9
Last week we revealed a clock at The label read: "The Lit & Phil was founded early in 1793 as a conversation club. Any conversation club needs a clock that will sound an alarm when someone is going on a bit!" Join this Sat 10.30am for the next unveiling
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Is it a museum? Is it a library? The Lit & Phil in Newcastle is home to over 160,000 books, making it the largest independent library outside London! Explore more of quirky history as a part of .
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Literary Britain Aug 9
The Literary and Philosophical Society Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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Northumberland Archives Aug 9
Illustrated talk today by Gail-Nina Anderson, 2pm - A Brief History of Collecting, cost £3. Organised by the - please book tickets direct on 0191 232 0192 or email library@litandphil.org.uk
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Aidan Dunphy Aug 8
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WCML Aug 8
We were challenged already so can we cheat and use the same photo as last time please? Sorry, building project in progress so we're short of time ;-) No humans, no explanations. B&W photos of
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NBS Aug 7
Struggling to keep the kids entertained this summer? Don't forget that our exhibition (part of ) is open 10am - 4pm every day 🏛️💡🕹️ We would also recommend dropping in to and while you're in the area!
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November Club Aug 6
Young people have added their thoughts on what they would leave in The imaginary Museum of the North There are some amazing and inspiring ideas such as this one... Call in and see for yourself, or add your own ideas. Open daily 10am - 6pm
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