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National Library of Wales

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Address: Aberystwyth, Wales
Phone Number: 01970-632-800
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Beautiful huge building. Many rooms to explore with very informative information. A must for everyone who needs to learn or study. Staff friendly and polite. Whole building clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful huge building. Many rooms to explore with very informative information. A must for everyone who needs to learn or study. Staff friendly and polite. Whole building clean and well organized. We are so pleased we went. There is an outside lift for the disabled/elderly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use to stay in Aberystwyth but never went to he library. This was my first time and I got to admit it is pretty impressive.

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Thank Frederic F
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been a student at Aberystwyth University, I may as well have forwarded my post here, I was there so often! It is a very beautiful building, and it has a truly amazing view of the town, as well as the most amazing sunsets. There is a lovely restaurant that serves nice and hot food, as well as sandwiches and... More 

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Thank Her_Story_92
Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A Giant Institution called the National Library of Wales, set up in a small picturesque town named Aberystwyth, is a superb ‘must-visit’ place for one and all. In the Welsh language, this great National Centre of Excellence is called LLyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Set up as back as in 1907, this Knowledge Centre and a Research Incubator has a collection of... More 

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Thank Prabin2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I spent a week as a postgraduate student researching and gathering materials on aspects of Welsh history. I spent most of that time in the North Reading Room with enjoyable excursions to Pen Dinas, the cafe, for a snack or lunch when I needed a break. The library was delightfully quiet and the staff knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The food... More 

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Thank Teithiwr1957
Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Always wondered what it was like So decided to visit the place It is a beautiful building set on the hill leading down into the town. Exhibitions were Very Good Indeed Well impressed Not at all what I was expecting But well worth a visit Museum on Welsh History would be my Title for it though

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Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you just a visitor you are not allowed in the stacks, but the library has several worthy exhibits. We saw one on the rise of 19th C coal mining including handwritten letters from a rising owner. There was an outstanding photo essay by a Welsh photographer (name escapes me) who covered the Vietnam War and the human cost of... More 

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Thank BoleynMom
Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Lots to see in this National Library. Really interesting photographic exhibition and other displays.

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Thank Teithwyr
London
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Beautiful building with great views over the town. Interesting place to visit with some nice little exhibitions. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is my second visit to see the work of the renowned photographer. The images on display are incredible in their quality and their content. Not only do they illustrate the wars and conflicts clinically, but from the civilian's viewpoint. Cartier Bresson stated that not since Goya had anyone portayed war like Philip Jones Griffiths. Anyone interested in photography, history... More 

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