It is a residential library and meeting place which is dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals and groups, who are looking to explore pressing questions and to pursue study and research in an age of distraction and easy solutions.
This institution pays tribute to William Gladstone. It is Britain's finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. It was founded by the great Victorian statesman himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work as well as one of the few Grade I-listed buildings in North Wales.
At Gladstone's Library, we have an evolving programme of courses and events that keep us connected with a wide range of writers and thinkers - see our Events & Courses page for further information.
Gladstone's Library is open on Bank Holidays!
Please note that due to the bad weather over the winter period, there is limited parking available at Gladstone’s Library. If you are unable to find a parking space on the Gladstone’s Library site, alternative free parking is available at the Flintshire Record Office on Rectory Lane and on Tinkersdale public car park (A550). These are both under a five-minute walk from the Library doors. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.