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Armagh Robinson Library

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A Place Of Magic

Was in here not so long ago with my dad looking at all the books. Each and every book had something... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Armagh, United Kingdom
A Hidden Gem

Everyone who goes to Ireland knows about the Long Room at Trinity College, far fewer have heard... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Chris S
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Founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson, this library features the rich collection from Robinson's personal library containing 17th- and 18th-century books on such topics as Theology, Philosophy, voyages and travels, history, medicine and law.
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Library House 43 Abbey Street | (, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 3142
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The library really is a place everyone should visit. The staff are friendly and willing to help. It's a haven of knowledge and full of old maps and books.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Was in here not so long ago with my dad looking at all the books. Each and every book had something magic about it from original William Shakespeare's books to first editions of Gullivers Travels and that's only to name a few. A magic place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Everyone who goes to Ireland knows about the Long Room at Trinity College, far fewer have heard about this library. It has books which are older than those held by Trinity and significant and special publications, amongst which are a first edition Gulliver's Travels and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Robinson Library is a hidden gem, a dream of a library kept totally period with gorgeous details and with many first editions in the collection. Well worth a trip.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Everything about the library is wonderful. The discrete approach, the fine door, wonderful stair and warm welcome. The C18th books and original reference system (+ others too) would have made such a good foundation for Robinson's proposed university. It even has some of Robinson's furniture,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have rightly said, friendly and helpful staff, a building worth visiting (even if it was empty ) and a terrific collection of world class books and manuscripts which we were allowed to peruse wearing gloves. What a privilege to see a Gulliver's...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is quite simply one of the best and most interesting libraries I have ever visited, much more accessible and easier to get to than say, Trinity's old library with its crowds and the fact that it's harder to look closely at the books and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank corrsid12
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with an American tour group and got a personalized introduction from the librarians. The groups was very impressed with the facility and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff. I believe the admission is pretty modest and they will help you find...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank JE01
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was absolutely amazing to visit this library! The librarian was very helpful and nice. SHe brought me the book with one of Handel's manuscripts for "The Messiah" and also pointed and explained about Jonathan Swift's "The Gulliever Travels"'s first edition!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RKizis
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A must for anyone who loves old books. Historic and atmospheric with pleasant welcoming staff. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
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