Folk Library

Halsway Manor Library contains a unique collection of material on music and dance in general and folk music and folklore in particular. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the folk arts of the United Kingdom, especially folk arts from the South West of England. The library holds over 10,000 items including the music and book collection of folk song collector Peter Kennedy, the archives of Somerset folklorist Ruth Tongue and the mid-19th century William Winter manuscript of songs and tunes from the Quantocks. Anyone is most welcome to use the library, please contact us in advance to book a visit.