Blickling's Library on Borrowed Time
Blickling’s nationally important book collection is under attack from death watch beetle, damp and mould. With your help we can conserve the building to prevent on-going damage to the collection.
- We care for around 12,500 books in Blickling's library
- The oldest book is 900 years old
- A recent survey revealed 758 death watch beetles!
Donate to Blickling's Library on Borrowed Time
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" The library here at Blickling is absolutely magnificent – from Medieval manuscripts all the way through to Jane Austen first editions. Some titles are unique to Blickling, and with others, there are only a small number of copies in the world."
Why give to the National Trust?
As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional donations are crucial to maintaining our collections, from stunning works of silverware to personal keepsakes that bring the past to life. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work to our collections at this special place. With your support, we can continue to conserve, protect and provide access to these fascinating pieces of history. For everyone, for ever.