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National Library of Wales

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An incredible library

We had a full exclusive tour on a group visit! It was great to learn about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
melmel58f
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Oakham, United Kingdom
Much more than a reference library

A great place for research, in a lovely character setting with super views of the area. It is also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trevor E
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a full exclusive tour on a group visit! It was great to learn about the history of the library and what goes on behind closed doors!

Thank melmel58f
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for research, in a lovely character setting with super views of the area. It is also home to the Drum which has a film archive and holds special events. There is often an exhibition on display at the library which also hoses...More

Thank Trevor E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Library to seek out a particular gift and were given professional and friendly assistance by several of the staff. A huge library situated on the hillside between the hospital and the University, this magnificent building houses a unique treasure trove of...More

Thank peter y
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited excepting British library type library with wall to wall books ,But you have to apply for a readers ticket and then order book online and book is brought to you like a archive .So probably best to do research first . The collections also...More

Thank duncandonuts190
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I went here for a week to try to resolve some of the more difficult aspects of my family tree. The enrolment process for the reading rooms was easy and quick and the staff throughout were always helpful and friendly, as well as professional. Unfortunately...More

Thank kunduku
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Excellent welcome and assistance in a splendid, historical building that Wales should be proud of. Great views over Aberystwyth.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Outstanding Collection of Kyffins Paintings and well worth a visit. The staff were very helpful and there is a nice cafe.

Thank PaulS9165
Reviewed 29 July 2018

this is a must see stop when visiting the area. It is so impressive (and there are stunning views if it's a nice day!).

Thank lionsandlynx
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were so looking forward to visiting this place on our visit to the university. Just down the bill from the main campus. It's a beautiful buikding, an amazing space, wonderful exhibitions. No books! If you want a book you join the library and request...More

Thank nancyaprilnash
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Interesting exhibitions with coffee and cake on offer in the restaurant afterwards - there's a room with comfortable sofas and armchairs the other side of the restaurant. Take the guided tour of the building if you can - they only happen a couple of days...More

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Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More
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