Today is one of Newcastle's Heritage Open Days and I thought it would be great to go on a couple of tours. My mum, dad and I first went to 'The Lit and Phil' Library, which I have never been to before. I didn't even realise this place existed till a few months ago. My mouth dropped when I saw this place. I want a library like this at home, I shall keep dreaming :) The tour was brilliant and very interesting. I'm afraid I couldn't get good pictures as they were sneaky ones, cause I wasn't sure if I was allowed to take photos. I will try and take some better ones next time I go. Its actually open to the public all year round, but if you want to take books out you have to pay £35 (if your under 30 years) membership. My mum and dad may buy me a membership for Christmas, as they know I would go here a lot. They have a silent room in the basement which my dad said holds all these old maps, but you can only see them if you are a member. I have even been able to look at some gigantic illustrated books based on biology. I am going to try and do some volunteer work here, maybe to help sort/organize through books and maybe do book-binding.
The last place we went to was 'The Mansion House' on Westgate RD, which is being restored at the moment. It was another really good tour, though I almost put my foot through a gap on the top floor, ahhhh. I'm afraid it got very overcast so the lighting was bad in the building, so some of the pictures aren't my best.
These are all the old slates from the roof.....they are a bit of an artwork in themselves.