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Linen Hall Library

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Address: 17 Donegall Sq. N., Belfast BT1 5GD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9032-1707
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This library, founded in 1788, is the oldest library in Belfast and...
This library, founded in 1788, is the oldest library in Belfast and contains the largest collection of material on Irish studies in Northern Ireland.
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Belfast Library

A great library with friendly, cheerful staff. A good place to start your visit to Belfast, as this place has all the knowledge and information you need.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I eat here now and again when in city centre. It is a small café based within the beautiful linen hall library. The selling point for me is the great views over City Hall and of course the room itself. Food is average at normal city centre prices. Would be good to have a more varied menu though and more... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great library with friendly, cheerful staff. A good place to start your visit to Belfast, as this place has all the knowledge and information you need.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went into the Linen Hall Library to see the Thomas Moore Exhibit. I enjoyed the exhibit about his work and it was well done, although a little small. The library staff was pleasant, but I didn't find much else of interest to note.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A quiet retreat in the centre of a busy city. Takes you back to the days when life was less complicated. Beautiful inside with an old world feel and lots of old books that take you back in time.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As you walk up the old stone staircase you get a sense of history. When you then see the old wooden bookshelves and smell the books you really know this place has been around for centuries. It now has a modern part at the back and a small cafe and a great place to meet for a chat.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are a history buff of NI then this is the place for you, well laid out and the staff are very helpful. Great books and history facts to help the history buff. You will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A must see in Belfast. Even better when there is an event on. This private library has lots of beautiful features inside. I never tire of visiting and am also a life member to help with the upkeep of this beautiful establishment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

What a beautiful library, Belfast are lucky to have it. Wide range of books and interesting poster display. Well worth looking inside

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

A very good place to look at and very interesting. It is good to see all the old books. It is good that it is free.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This dates back to the 1800 the oldes library in n.Ireland.staff are helpful and friendly .you have to pay to use the computer bring u own lap top wi fi is free. Cafe there too.

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Additional Information about Linen Hall Library

Address: 17 Donegall Sq. N., Belfast BT1 5GD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9032-1707
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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