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Mitchell Library

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Neighborhood: Anderston
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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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One of Glasgow's Treasures

Amazing building so many beautiful carvings. The cafe is great for a snack and for a chat. The reference areas are fantastic for family history research and all manner of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building so many beautiful carvings. The cafe is great for a snack and for a chat. The reference areas are fantastic for family history research and all manner of other research.

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Thank TayH1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this venue last night, part of the Mitchell Library and was so impressed with it. Lucky to have had tickets to see the amazing Blue Rose Code performing there. The comfort and intimate ambience of the theatre creates a perfect setting and Staff here are excellent.

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Thank Tricia L
Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to go through a lot of security checks to go here. The man on reception was not really helpful and the staff in the archive area could of been more pleasant

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London
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't over-impressed by the collection, but the librarians were great. It is an imposing building, was very warm on a cold day and (like all Glasgow libraries) has free Internet.

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Thank ddd007
Airdrie, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute landmark building in Glasgow, sitting proudly at Charing Cross it is a grand old building and such an interesting place inside

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Thank stuart w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place of all time !! I have studied here since I was at school and now at university I still come here . There is so much information , amazing books , research , articles etc that you could spend the whole day there . Knowledge is the key and the building is stunning . A beautiful giant... More 

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Thank Nadiarahi73
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mitchell Library is not only a feast for your mind with the endless corridors of books but it also a feast for the eyes. At night it is iluminated and stands tall and with grandeur, inside the decor and atmosphere feed the soul. Beautiful place that represents Glasgow aptly - Strong and vibrant outside, with heart and soul inside.

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Thank Sean N
Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you have Scottish ancestors and are looking to trace them, this place has all the records. However, I was disappointed because unless you've done all the groundwork ahead of time to get a definitive full first and last Scottish ancestor with time/place of birth, they have no way to help you search or get onto that path. Then it... More 

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Thank Debra G
Greenock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Lunch here prior to matinee performance and it was all nice. Good service despite being very busy. Great venue with reasonable choices on menu.

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Thank Susie K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is huge. I love books and got lost in the maze of books. Such a huge place filled with any book you could possibly need. Many different parts to visit. I would give this a little peak because I guarantee you won't leave for hours.

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