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National Library of Wales

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Charles F wrote a review Feb 2020
Newtown, United Kingdom713 contributions194 helpful votes
I attend meetings here on an occasional basis, always interesting, great position, normally able to park, good facilities and the food is always of a high standard.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Cycad wrote a review Jan 2020
Criccieth, United Kingdom43 contributions10 helpful votes
We were down in Aberystwyth for a two day break and being Welsh thought we’d pay a visit to our National Library for the first time. Website said there were renovations in progress but that the Cover to Cover exhibition and Discover the Heart of Wales exhibition were still running and we could see the famous Nanteos Cup. Sounds good so off we go! We were very disappointed indeed to learn on arrival that all these exhibitions were closed after all - due to renovations! As a national treasure surely it’s not beyond the wit of man for the NLW to tell people the actual situation on their website? Sal iawn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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D_Evans2013 wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom82 contributions12 helpful votes
We took a couple of friends to Aber for the comedy festival and we ended up going to the National Library during some of our free time. Our friend from Germany loved the Library and is looking forward to coming back another time when the building work is finished so he can see it in its usual state.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from LlGCNLW, Press and Social Media Officer at National Library of Wales
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Many thanks for your review, and we're very glad to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your visit to The National Library of Wales. Our building programme includes essential maintenance and renovation work. The programme will ensure that this historic icon will continue to be an essential resource for generations to come. It is vital that visitors and users have continued access to our priceless and unique collections whilst the building work is being carried out, therefore The Library will not close to the public due to renovation. To find the latest information with regards to the building programme please return to The National Library of Wales' website - https://www.library.wales/building-works/ You will also find regular updates on our social media channels. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Library in the near future.
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Dr Jones wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was attending as a visiting speaker. The meeting venue was the Drwm, a 100-seating film and video conference venue within the library where the seating and the AV facilities are second to none. The meeting included refreshments and a voucher for the library's restaurant which features a walk-through buffet of excellent diversity and quality. Although built as a library wherein are deposited virtually every book published, the NLW hosts a series of travelling exhibitions that are well presented and interesting. Having visited many times for historical research as well as organised conferences there has always been a friendly, helpful atmosphere. The first language of the staff is Welsh but all are at least bilingual and extremely helpful. The library is currently engaged in the huge task of digitising all the significant books and documents, making them available to internet subscribers. Oh, and there's a nice little shop! Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Miffy E wrote a review Nov 2019
Bangor, United Kingdom5 contributions
If you are in the area, it's worth a visit. Don't just look inside the building though, the grounds are quite lovely.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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