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Linen Hall Library

17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9032 1707
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Worth a short visit if libraries are you thing, boring if not

Some interesting historical artifacts and some small rotating displays. Very attentive staff. Good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dfeew99
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bna
An oasis in the middle of hustle and bustle

I went to a photo exhibition in the building which was my first time here but as I came out into... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James7455
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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This library, founded in 1788, is the oldest library in Belfast and contains the largest collection of material on Irish studies in Northern Ireland.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“city hall” (21 reviews)
“book lovers” (7 reviews)
“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
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17 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9032 1707
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"beautiful old building"
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"family history"
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"step back in time"
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"northern ireland"
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"collection"
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"libraries"
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"genealogy"
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"literature"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some interesting historical artifacts and some small rotating displays. Very attentive staff. Good rainy day pop in.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to a photo exhibition in the building which was my first time here but as I came out into the actual library, what a beautiful peaceful building to walk through

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken there by a friend from Belfast and in seconds I was really absorbed in the library and the staff from the front door to the library were great and also the restaurant i recommend a visit here

Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

What a warm and wonderful welcome from the Linenhall Library today…NOT! For the last number of years … I have walked onto the 4th floor of Linenhall Library – took a bound newspaper (one is always sitting on a trolley) – and read it in...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It's an old-style reading library - nice and quiet in other words. There's exhibition space up the walls of the stairs and a cafe. If I lived in Belfast I'm sure I'd spend most of my days in here!

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Linen Hall library is great! Centrally located and the brief guided tour was so interesting. This building in itself has a lot of history and the volumes and levels of the library are neat and well designed. Lots of work here with genealogy and The...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful building and place. Free to visit but can get very busy, facing city hall so very handy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Conor O
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I visit this restaurant regularly and i have never had a bad experience. The staff are virtually run off their feet and yet they very promptly and pleasantly serve and clear the tables in quick turnover times. whether you visit to use the quiet and...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a small but beautiful building redolent of Northern Ireland's industrial past Nostalgic and well worth a visir

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Interesting to have a wonder around especially for book lovers! It was very peaceful and strange how so many people still use it

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