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Ways to Experience The Literary & Philosophical Society
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

What a great place this is. You can spend hours here browsing around.
it's right next to the station and they have tea and coffee to purchase.
It has an old charm look to it. Go and enjoy the atmosphere in a grade II listed building.

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

If you're in Newcastle, do spare a half an hour to visit this amazing library - it's the largest indepedent library outside of London and you can easily imagine that you've stepped back in time! They hold regular poetry readings and other events.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank Irene S
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

Easy to walk past this as it doesn't seem obvious you can walk in, look like a (fancy) office building near the station. Quiet and calm old-fashioned library, you can join as a member or just browse and read with a coffee.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Gary07734
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

One of Newcastles best kept secretes, it is truly a gem, you dont have to be amember to go in, the atmosphere is great.
Go in and read the daily papers, buy a cup of coffee and a bun.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank blackjack45
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The Lit and Phil is a hidden treasure. Full of historical importance to the region. Joseph Swan demonstrated the light bulb there in 1879, before the American Edison, who sadly gets the credit for inventing it. If any Americans want the truth try reading the facts and not the fiction the Yanks make up

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Andy C
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