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Manchester Central Library

St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
44 161 234 1900
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Ranked #23 of 126 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Libraries
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have visited here 3 times in recent weeks - with my grandson (age 2), friends and family. Love it!! It is a wonderful building, love the reading room, the interactive exhibits, the family history section - all of it!! Ideal for students too with all the computers available. The childrens area is superb and my Grandson loved to see... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The newly refurbished building is great. The resources on offer especially media are brilliant. Children will love the book lounge area. Only complaint is more staff could be on hand to help out with new technology's.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We had some time to kill before an appointment so just popped in to look round. So much too see and do. We only had time to look at some of the touch screen history bits which has wetted my appetite to go back with more time to see more.

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Leeds
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16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited as an aside to a photography outing to Manchester recently. I was keen to visit following it's refurbishment as I used to study here as a teenager in the 70's, and was not disappointed. It is quite different to then, but I am very impressed by what has been done. Better still, it is still a real library... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found by accident when trying to find another place as the roadworks were confusing. However call into the library and it is mind blowing. So we'll done explaining the history of the area with census info and the poverty in the industrial era. You must see this place as ita more museum than library

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Manchester
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The building has been lovingly restored and is beautiful inside and out. The old reading room is particularly worth a visit. The council customer service area with its large wooden doors and marble is also attractive, as are the curved corridors lined with study and meeting rooms. The refurb has added natural light and a great archive room which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a wonderful day you organised for the war horse day. Both my 3 & 8 year old had a wonderful day, and us parents did also. Brilliant, friendly & helpful staff made it a brilliant day.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was my first visit to the library since it reopened after being modernised. I was pleasantly surprised. There are 6 floors including the basement. Once you have sorted which floor you want it is easy to find what you want. There are computerised information points on all floors where you can do a search and obtain the reference number... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love this library. It is an interesting building with beauriful architecture. The cafe on the ground floor is good and staff very polite and friendly. There are some interactive tables which kids love too. Great coffee and cakes! Computer access is useful. Archives are good. It's a bright and airy place to be in. You can even go online... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just a short visit to show my daughter and husband the facilities the library has to offer, we were on a day trip into Manchester and decided to visit a number of places, this being one of them, very enjoyable hour or so wondering around the archives on the ground floor, took my husband as he wants to start researching... More

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