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Mitchell Library

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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good study area

The Mitchell Library is great for everyone. From if you're looking for a quite study are, to searching down your family history. Filled with archives and old newspapers/magazines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Mitchell Library is great for everyone. From if you're looking for a quite study are, to searching down your family history. Filled with archives and old newspapers/magazines, it s a really interesting place. The puppet exhibition downstairs at the front entry is also pretty cool - the man who made them created some of the Thunderbirds puppets - he's... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

During a visit to Scotland used the opportunity to spend a couple of days researching the Scottish side of my family tree. The family history room on the 5th level offer a full day of searching using the Scotland's People site for £15 from 9am till 4pm. Print outs of certificates cost 50p each. Well worth the money. Cafe on... More 

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Amazing Building, excellent library, internet cafe, place to chill out. Have attended various events here. Only downside is parking, I tend not to bring my car into Glasgow that day and match it up with meeting a friend for dinner and drinks.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This Stunning Mitchell building is a beautiful piece of architecture and although the 70's block at the back once seemed hideous it has aged well. Its a shame the library is a wee bit antiquated.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Brilliant library with first class facilities for family history research. The cafe facilities are good and not over priced. Just wish I lived nearer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for using the records for family history research and has cafeteria facilities if you wish to spend a whole day on your family tree

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful library filled with wonders from family history, Glasgow history, old newspapers and books.What a stunning building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited the library to view a temporary exhibition on the history of cinema (which was excellent). The building is beautiful with an imposing facade, and the interior is just as impressive. The staff was helpful and friendly. When you enter via the main entrance, look up to see the spiral staircase!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The BFM had the pleasure of visiting the Mitchell Library. 201 North Street Glasgow G3 7DN Scotland +44 141 287 2872 It's set in an amazing building, which looks even more stunning at night all lit up. It's a great place housing over one million items.It is one of Europes largest libraries. There are various displays and collections to check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Very helpful staff we went to a talk on illustrated Glasgow, I am sorry I can't remember the very interesting Man's name. As a visitor to Glasgow what he told us about the City in a very short time made our visit much more interesting. This was a free talk organised and advertised by the staff of the wonderful Mitchell... More 

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