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Albert I Royal Library

Address: Bd. de l'Empereur 4, Brussels, Belgium
Phone Number: 02/519-53-11
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Ranked #133 of 217 Attractions in Brussels
Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
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Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums

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Canberra, Australia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
110 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
90 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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