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We’re delighted to be throwing open our doors for the 2018 Heritage Open Days from 130th September…but not our usual doors!

The Lanchester Library is underoing some major works to create a brand new entrance, so you’ll find it difficult to get into the building…

So, we’ve put together this handy guide to finding you way to our temporary entrance.

1. Closed entrance
This will soon be the fantastic new entry to the building but for the next few months is a bit of a building site.

2. Follow signs
But we are still open – apart from the 17th-19th September when we will be closed for lighting replacement, the LIA space is open on the second floor of the library.

3. Keep going!
Carry on past further landscaping towards the engineering building which is shortly to be renamed after Frank Whittle, father of the jet engine.

4. To our temporary entrance
Nestled next to the Centre for Academic writing is the temporary entrance.

5. Head through to reception and up to the second floor
Make your way through the automatic doors and press the button on your left to go to reception. They will sign you in and direct you towards to the second floor via either the stairs or lift.

We are open for the second weekend of this year’s Heritage Open Days from 13th-16th September, when you can drop in and see the collection and experience our augmented reality and games, as well as get into our 1933 Lanchester car.

The space will then be closed from 17th-19th September while lighting is replaced and upgraded to a fantastic LED system that will help to conserve the artifacts we have and make our displays even clearer for visitors.

But it will all be worth it and we will have our brand new entrance to look forward to soon!

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