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Take a leap down the rabbit hole at Gladstone's Library

Take a leap down the rabbit hole at Gladstone's Library

Take a leap down the rabbit hole at Gladstone

Gladstone’s Library is giving Lewis Caroll fans an exclusive opportunity to experience the library ‘after hours’ to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.

An event dedicated to Cheshire cats, jam tarts and White Rabbits, Gladstone’s Library in North Wales is inviting a ‘curiously curious’ few to a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at 8pm on Friday 15th May 2015.

Part of Culture24’s ‘Museums at Night’ festival, guests will be given rare access to the Library after dark where they can read aloud their most-loved extracts from the 19th century novel.

Louisa Yates, Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library, said: “Alice in Wonderland is one of the most popular and most widely quoted and translated books ever written, and remains a firm favourite for both children and adults alike.

“In a rare and exclusive ‘after hours’ celebration event, our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will pay homage to the weird and wonderful classic novel, while showcasing the beautiful gothic-style Library.

“So, if you’re a big Alice in Wonderland fan and fancy a tea party with a twist, wind up your watch, take a leap down the rabbit hole and follow the White Rabbit to Gladstone’s Library.”

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party starts at 8pm on Friday 15th May 2015 and tickets are £7.50, which includes Evening Tea (a twist on our usual Afternoon Tea).

After evening tea everyone will move into the library itself for a rare treat – the chance to read aloud your favourite passage from Alice (strictly it should be Wonderland, but we’ll allow Through the Looking-Glass too!).

To register to read, please email with your name and the section of Alice you’d like to read.


To allow everyone to have their turn, we ask that you limit your passage to 500 words.


To book please call 01244 532350 or visit

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