Ancher House Library

Ancher House Library
Photo / Ancher House Library, Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest collection. Photo by Maja Baska.

Penrith Regional Gallery is delighted to welcome our visitors to the new Ancher House Library.

The library is situated in Ancher House, a modernist home designed by Sydney Ancher in collaboration with interior designer and artist Margo Lewers.

The space reimagines the original design intent, repurposing the existing home into an inviting space for audiences to browse through our collection of art, design and Australian culture publications.

Children are welcome to actively engage with art books and activities specifically designed for young people to explore our site.

Key works from our Collection are on display with a focus on those by Margo and Gerald Lewers as well as their contemporaries.

Experience this significant example of 1960s Australian Modernist housing as you read, study, collaborate or simply enjoy the unique design of the space.

The library also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and access to our extensive archive upon request. For archive access, please email us your enquiries at

The Ancher House Library is open daily from 10am t0 3pm.

This project has been generously supported and assisted by the Friends of Penrith Regional Gallery, Home of The Lewers Bequest.

Please Note: We are a drop-in browsing library only, so books and other materials cannot be borrowed. Children under 12 must be always supervised by an adult.