The Reader at Calderstones is a place unlike any other, where everyone is welcome and anyone can come to experience literature, and find and share meaning. Come and explore.
Our story is still unfolding but there are already many things awaiting you.
There’s a daily programme of activities and reading groups at the Mansion House, storytelling adventures at the Storybarn, food to nourish you in the Cafe and ice cream to suit all tastes in the Ice Cream Parlour.
Visit us today and be part of the story.
The Mansion House is a reading home with heart – drop in to discover a place filled with possibilities.
A charitable social enterprise that supports our mission.
Discover stories of life in Liverpool, starting 5,000 years ago, in our dedicated exhibition.
Our imaginative play space for children and families will spark a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.
5,000 years of local stories, brought together for the first time
The hugely popular Ice Cream Parlour is open all year, selling all the best flavours, supplied by Cheshire Farm Ice...
Find something real to take home when the day is done - beautiful literary gifts for all ages.
From gatherings in the secret garden, to celebrations with a stunning view, the Mansion has the perfect space for you.
Make your first memories together at this local landmark, with 5,000 years of history to build your future on.
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