Our Reading Room on level 2 has over a thousand books and 100 objects available to browse and discover – including contemporary sculptures, paintings, medical artefacts and manuscripts.
Completely open to the public during gallery hours, it's an open invitation to dig a little deeper into what it means to be human.
Explore 10 different sections – Alchemy, Food, Travel, Body, Breath, Face, Pain, Mind, Lives and Faith – each of which has a different collection of objects, fiction, non-fiction and interactive activities.
Settle down with a book on a comfy sofa, contemplate life or strike up a conversation.
You may even chance upon a Reading Room event. Be it a poetry reading and discussion, a drawing activity, or time spent with an expert speaker, these informal events for small groups can provide an unexpected interlude during the day. You can find out what's happening this week on the noticeboard at the entrance.