Britain's most impressive private library
Sir Paul Getty spent 25 years assembling one of the finest private collections of books and manuscripts in the world. When he moved to Wormsley, he commissioned the building of the castellated Library, as an extension of the main house.
The Estate continues to invest in this outstanding collection – which features the first edition of Caxton’s printing of The Canterbury Tales, Anne Boleyn’s Psalter and the first folio of Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies”. Other highlights include manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 15th Century, important Bibles and extraordinary modern bindings.
The Library is opened to a very small number of private curated tours each year and also makes for a historic location for exclusive meetings, seminars and gatherings.
Its wedding licence for a congregation of up to 40 people makes it one of the most exclusive places in the country in which to be married.
- Curated Tours
- Talks & Seminars
- Private Parties
- Performances / Concerts