We at Guildhall Library are very pleased to announce that two of our exhibitions are now available to hire for free. If you are a museum, library, history centre, school, or any other organisation, and are interested in hiring these exhibitions, we’d love to hear from you!
Guildhall Library is a public reference library in the City of London specialising in the history of the capital, with titles dating from the 15th century to the present day, including original plague and Great Fire material.
Each exhibition consists of eight pull-up banners and is flexible enough to fit in most spaces.
The first exhibition is London’s Dreadful Visitation: The Great Plague, 1665. The Great Plague was a devastating event in the City of London, wiping out almost 100,000 people. Whether young or old, man or woman, saint or sinner, it killed mercilessly and changed London forever. Divided into clear themes, visitors are able to learn more about the pestilence, including the remedies people used; theories on the causes; and what the authorities did in response to the outbreak.
Also available is our brand new exhibition That Dreadful Fire: the Hand of God, a Great Wind and a Very Dry Season. It takes you through the story of the Great Fire and explains what you can learn through Guildhall Library’s collections, including who was to blame, its impact, and how Londoners rebuilt the City.
For more details please contact us at GHLevents@cityoflondon.gov.uk or 020 7332 1868.