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National Library of Wales

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Address: Aberystwyth, Wales
Phone Number: 01970-632-800
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A thoroughly enjoyable experience, the building has first class facilities, the portraits were an unexpected added bonus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A thoroughly enjoyable experience, the building has first class facilities, the portraits were an unexpected added bonus.

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Gatwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Libary was so interesting and not like anything that I have seen before, could spend many hours in there.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After getting cleared to go in, we poked around an extensive collection of historic displays and rooms. The gift stop had some really neat gifts and treasures.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

National library is set on a hillside overlooking the town of Aberystwyth. There are always exhibitions to see and some wonderful exhibits of early Welsh books. well worth a visit

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Roseland, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The library is just wonderful. Spent hours wondering around the exhibits. Personnel are extremely friendly and helpful. The art is amazing. The view from the building is amazing. Definitely worth the walk up the hill.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The NLW is an excellent place for research. I was greeted with a friendly face upon my first entry. The woman at the front counter who registered my reader's ticket was very kind to me my entire visit. In the reading rooms, the staff are exemplary. The security guards are pleasant (though I felt bad because I can't speak Welsh--this... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The building itself is imposing from the outside but walk through the doors and you will not fail to be impressed. All the staff we encountered went out of their way to be helpful/informative and the gift shop sold some unusual things, including Welsh greeting cards and locally produced gifts.

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Warner, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pretty amazing place.....not enough hours in the day to spend and explore.Beautiful building.The walk up the hill was worth the experience!

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Hamilton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This, the national library of Wales, is a true treasure. The special displays rotate, and the most valued holding are often out for the public to see (for example, the Black Book of Carmarthen, during our recent visit). While the library reading rooms are limited to card-holders, the galleries are open during regular library hours. For the serious researcher, this... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am a family history researcher looking at Wills back to the 16th century. The Library of Wales is a majestic building, full of history and wonderful books (of course) with excellent research staff who are willing to explain alsorts of things to the ignorants such as myself. Lovely views and a great Cafe.

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