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Address: Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350-20077418
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Probably not the best known tourist attraction in Gibraltar but the Garrison Library, once the domain of the military is now a public facility and is open to visitors. A must if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Probably not the best known tourist attraction in Gibraltar but the Garrison Library, once the domain of the military is now a public facility and is open to visitors. A must if you want to research the history of Gib.

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Egham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had several visits to the Garrison Library in April, with a tour and an exhibition included. Located in the town centre on Town Range opposite the Elliott Hotel, and next to the Gibraltar Chronicle Printing Office, it is open to the public at certain times. Just call into the office and enquire and they will advise the best time... More 

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Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Founded in 1793 shortly after the Great Siege of Gibraltar by Captain (later Colonel) Drinkwater, the chronicler of that siege, Gibraltar's Garrison Library has lots of things to see and discover. Its foundation was the result of Captain Drinkwater's desire to have a public library in Gibraltar where Army officers and others could read newspapers and other material - basically... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I revisited this incredible library last summer for the first time since 1964 when I used to live in Gibraltar, I was really hoping it would be open to the public as years ago it belonged to the MoD and I used to go with my Mother who had officer status within the forces. As I walked through the beautifully... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Didn't manage to be there for the weekly tour on a Thursday but wandered around and was fascinated by the books and artifacts in the place. You could imagine being an officer in the Garrison chilling out in the library back in the 19th century. No admission charge very good for a short visit of around 30 mins. I will... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Very much open to the public. If there are more friendly, helpful, knowledgeable 'staff' in any establishment in Gibraltar, I have not discovered them. The history of this magnificent memorial to British military history in Gibraltar is astonishing. Its founding and funding involving princes and prime ministers and private individual military officers. Beautiful gardens - front and rear - that... More 

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Recently taken over by the Gibraltar Government from the MOD. A vast record of the documentary history of Gibraltar. The Staff were very willing and helpful and I will return for more research

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

We went on an organised tour which took place at 11:00 on a Friday. This was an interesting insight into the history of the Garrison

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gibraltar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Sadly I am no longer sure if this building is open to the public after it was handed over to the government of gibraltar last year. previously the garrison librarian had taken tours around the building and grounds. Charity coffee mornings were held there and were attended by the great and the good of the mixed community. The old colonial... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

A nil-cost tour (donations welcome but no charge) of this amazing historic building. The guide was very knowledgeable and it was a real pleasure to learn from him.

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Address: Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350-20077418
Location: Europe  >  Gibraltar

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