A private members library with its very own 'secret garden' is opening its doors to the public as part of a nationwide campaign to open up Britain's heritage to the public.
Bromley House Library was founded in 1816 and moved in 1822 to its present home, a dark, red brick building which was built in 1752 as a 'town house' for George Smith grandson of the founder of Smith Bank, the oldest known bank in the country.
At the rear of the library is what could literally be a work of fiction, a secret garden, surrounded by walls used only by members of the library, it is often referred to as a haven in the city.
This weekend heritage sites around the region are opening their doors to the public. This week, we are visiting a number of those hidden gems. Tonight Gareth Owen is at Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.