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National Library of Wales

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
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All reviews magnificent building kyffin williams black book welsh history behind the scenes family research on display guided tour well worth a visit excellent facilities gift shop nice cafe cardigan bay resources archives manuscripts libraries
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imposing architecture, standing four square overlooking the town. The galleries have a regular programme of exhibitions often of work by internationally recognised artists. On one visit we signed up for a guided tour. This behind the scenes tour gave us a greater insight into the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

During my degree I got to visit the vaults as part of a tour and I loved every second of it, it's something I recommend everyone does. I wouldn't of even thought to do it if it wasn't offered to me. Learning about the inner...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

Lovely place to visit, it’s easy to get there from the bus stop. The building is beautiful and the exhibits are lovely too.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Very friendly and efficient staff. They were very hospitable people. We visited the cafe and enjoyed a coffee. Lovely building to visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

An interesting and imposing building high above the town. There are some permanent exhibits and some temporary exhibitions to see. It costs to park, but you can get your money back in the shop or good value café. It is well worth a visit, but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

We came for a look see and was amazed at the amount of books and information on offer. Very friendly staff. Well done to all

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Visited over Easter to do an egg hunt and stories! Great fun going around the library, fun way for children to experience the whole library! Great events are organised often for kids in the holidays. Look forward to visiting again soon! Cafe offers great food,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The National Library of Wales is full of history. It houses exquisite pieces such as the paintings of Kyffin Williams as well as the oldest Welsh prose written. It’s walls and corridors are truly beautiful and there is a lovely cafeteria and shop with classy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

I am writing a dissertation about Aberystwyth for my Open University history module so wanted to do some research at the Library. I was exceedingly expressed at the helpfulness of all the staff from the initial registration, the security staff to the librarians in the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LynnLaramy
Reviewed February 26, 2019

The staff is nice but strict. Enjoyed the historical exhibits. Only downside is the majority of the exhibits are all non interactive which I found to be a disappointment. Small but unique gift shop that carries all Welsh products. Parking is onsite. Exterior view is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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david a
February 7, 2017|
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Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More