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“This is what a Library should be like.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
44 161 234 1900
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Ranked #10 of 81 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Betws Garmon, United Kingdom
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“This is what a Library should be like.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Brilliant visit, great theatre attached, interesting place, lots to see and do, dont miss it. Great if its raining.

Visited March 2013
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“CLOSED FOR NOW”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Wonderful old building, inside and out, but at present closed for refurbishment. Theatre in the basement I understand is now moving.

Visited February 2013
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“Just what a library should be like”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A good looking building, just how I remembers library's to be as a child. I take my children there and they love it. Staff are helpful and atmosphere is great.

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Grand old dame of Manchester.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

More than well worth a visit when reopened post renovations. Beautiful and monstrously huge, you really can't see it all or experience it over a single day.
Amazing, can't wait for it to reopen.

Visited March 2012
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“Never closed for 80 years, but thanks to council, it is now.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Does anyone remember the Shabby Tiger series - a story of people in Manchester during the depressed 1920s and 1930s. They were just building the Central Library then, part of the plot was a chance meeting outside the building site in Peter's Square. And it was a proud boast that it had never been closed since... that is until the council decided to refurb the place.. which wasn't needed. The Social Sciences library was one of the most beautiful public rooms in Manchester, now I believe it's going to be given over to interenet users. And Librarians ? Half of them have already lost their jobs, or been sidelined into other jobs for which they're not so qualified. Pat Karney - I remember when you and Graham Stringer were wanting Manchester to stand up to the Tories, as in Liverpool and Clay Cross. A sorry state you are today.

Visited January 2013
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