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A wonderfully preserved historic building.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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