Group visits

The Cadbury Research Library welcomes groups from beyond the University who wish to engage with our collections. We also embrace opportunities to visit interested groups and present details of our work and collections.

Visits to the Cadbury Research Library

Linked to the University's widening participation strategy, the Cadbury Research Library offers a variety of opportunities for groups to engage with our collections and to inspire private research. We are keen to welcome school groups to engage with collections which directly relate to the curriculum, such as the Chamberlain Collection in relation to the World War Two Munich Agreement.

Chamberlain Seminar Room

The Chamberlain Seminar Room can comfortably hold a group of up to 25 for working with rare books, archive and manuscript collections with our staff.

Discussing your requirements

To discuss your requirements with us please telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5839 (internal 45839) or email When considering your planning please be aware that it can take time to develop an effective group session using rare books, archives and manuscripts.

If you would like to obtain a reader’s card to enable you to consult Special Collections material on an individual basis in our reading room, please see details of how to register.  

Visits by our staff to your location

We also offer visits by a member of our staff to give talks to groups within the Birmingham area subject to availability.

We suggest a donation of £30 per talk for such events, plus payment of travel expenses from the University of Birmingham to the location. To discuss your requirements with us please email Please allow sufficient notice to discuss with us whether we can meet your requirement, when planning your programme.