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Albert I Royal Library

Bd. de l'Empereur 4, Brussels, Belgium
02/519-53-11
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Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I wish my French was better, as this was the only thing that prevented me giving this place a 5 rating. There is a free exhibition of writing, where there is displayed ancient manuscripts, minaturised complete gospels, an Egyptian Book of the Dead, and excerpts from memoirs and notebooks of scientists and inventors. The view of Brussels from the 5th... More

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Royal Library contains one of the most interesting and well set out museums in Belgium, and what's more, entry is free. It provides exhibits and presentations on the history of writing and books throughout the ages and the world, from ancient times, through some breath-taking medieval manuscripts, to e-books. Replicas of the studies of a number of famous Belgian... More

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Cleveland
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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We accidently stumbled across this library, which contains a fascinating exhibit called Librarium. Anyone who is a reader needs to come and experience this free permanant exhibition. If I spoke Dutch or French I probably would've been in there for hours. As it was, I still stayed a long time enjoying the interesting and unique interactive elements as well as... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Who'd have thought that the second best view of the entire city was from the 5th floor of a public library? The cafateria is nothing to boast about but the panoramic views are pretty spectacular. Not only is the view great but so are the exhibitions on the below floors. Set in a modern surround with top notch technology there... More

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