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Manchester Central Library

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Yes a library CAN be interesting

Ok yes I know it’s a library, but let’s forget that for the moment. Just pretend it’s something... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
Lots to see!

Manchester central library is hugh and there are lots of different exhibits on lots of different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
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+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ok yes I know it’s a library, but let’s forget that for the moment. Just pretend it’s something else. Now go in and have a look. Certainly worth visiting, and somewhere I walked past hundreds of times.....because I knew it was a library. Ironic I’m...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Manchester central library is hugh and there are lots of different exhibits on lots of different topics. It's actually slightly overwhelming when you walk in! Many of them are interactive too. The building itself is beautiful too. It's interesting and worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wexfordflyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Manchester Central Library is a prominent building close to Manchester Town Hall. It’s impressive to look at as it is unusual being a round building. Inside there are reference books on anything and everything. There’s an enormous round study room for academics to spend time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manchester Central Library is a fantastic library so nice and quite, full of things to read easy to find. Its a Nice place to stay. The offer for temporary exposition is very good. We loved to expirience "There is a light that never goes out"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobertoRosi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily accessible for all people, a central location in Manchester and a truly beautiful building to visit. Well worth spending time here.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years I always made time to pop in just to see the wonderful central dome of the library. However since the building has been refurbished along with the alterations to St Peters Square with tram stops and improved pedestrianisation, this is now a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DouglasG488
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here so frequent last three years, i can tell that you feel with history and achievement of people passing there every time you came in. You must have visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 418tamk
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Interesting place to visit in the city centre. The building is beautiful but not that huge inside compared with other libraries I've visited.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alien W
Reviewed 12 December 2018

It was usually out of hours, when we passed, but this building is an amazing piece of architecture. It is a beautiful sight and good photographic opportunity. At night it is beautifully lit up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jillmccarthy2017
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Beautiful reading room and excellent research area although you need to book this if you want something in the archive. Worth a visit just of look round the building

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue G
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22 July 2018|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
Hi again. I have done some searching for you and the nearest disabled car parks are at St Peters Square. there are other car parks but well priced at Queen St £5 for two hours 5min from the library. Piazza £6'80 for two... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from 190brianp | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would be impressed by the technology especially where it is interactive. However I agree that the science museum would be better as there are things of interest for all ages. It is a full day when I take my... More
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27 April 2018|
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Response from geofflancs | Reviewed this property |
A car park next to the Ibis Hotel near Chinatown