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Manchester Central Library

Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Definitely worth a visit! This building boasts impressive architecture and a wonderful design. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dughall
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
THE MAN OF PEACE

Good morning it is 0626 hours I am writing a review on the wonderful interesting library you have I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Assad S
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
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“reading room” (89 reviews)
“music section” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit! This building boasts impressive architecture and a wonderful design. The Reading Room is an astonishing space heavily populated with hundreds of studious mancunian scholars. It was nice to see/hear a piano adjacent to the written music section - nice touch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good morning it is 0626 hours I am writing a review on the wonderful interesting library you have I have been 3 times now at the Manchester library I joined on the 2/4/2018. Also would like to say as I have Ocd, schizophrenia, hypertension and...More

Thank Assad S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning building inside & out; a must visit in Manchester City Centre. Keep the noise down though.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will learn a lot about the social history of Manchester by browsing the terminals in the main lobby. A must to learn more about Manchester.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A delightful, fascinating and inspiring place to wile a way an hour or two. Borrow a book, get a delicious coffe, and snuggle down in a comfy chair... find out what your Manchester area looked like 100 years ago - even play table football, or...More

1  Thank JoannaManchester_UK
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a break on the road into town. Had a nice tea given it was a cardboard cup, the tea bag was good quality. Granola snack was tasty also, don’t know about other foods on offer as it was late afternoon. Large building reminiscent...More

Thank martin h
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

In some places libraries are becoming rare and run down. But Manchester is investing in it's library service. And this is the flagship. A beautiful building well used. And with regular events and a lovely cafe.

Thank joseph850
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

On a short visit to Manchester we called in and found it more interesting than we had expected. We loved the building, the interactive information displays, the music and performance areas. It was wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying the learning in such...More

Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building, recently refurbished. If you visit, make sure you go up to the first floor as the circular reading room is stunning. Try sitting in one of the beautiful wooden chairs up there, great design.

Thank Kathryn R
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great to visit right in centre of Manchester great History Society who helped with my family tree great for information and putting on events

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Sue T
21 September 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have the MEN on microfilm. It's on open access and can be viewed anytime, no need to book. It's in Archives+ on the ground floor, behind the cafe.
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Angelines G
6 July 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Yes, the library is open in August. However it's not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
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travelingsusie5
6 July 2017|
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Response from Bill N | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late answer due to log in errors. You can access lots of information thru the uk births,marriages,deaths register and ancestry website
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