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Manchester Central Library

Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Incredible building

Amazing building to explore, not just a library, there's exhibitions, events and loads of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
_mike_dambra
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Manchester, United Kingdom
sightseeing

Was lovely to pop into the Central Library and spent almost 2 hours looking at the historical data... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angela S
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“reading room” (92 reviews)
“music section” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing building to explore, not just a library, there's exhibitions, events and loads of activities to keep you interested.

Thank _mike_dambra
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was lovely to pop into the Central Library and spent almost 2 hours looking at the historical data etc. they have. Very interesting to see what Manchester was and how it's developed through the centuries. Easy to get around with a wheelchair and very friendly...More

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could spend all day here. From the architecture and the little details inside to the huge collection of books on just about anything. I love that you can go upstairs and see a huge range of music books and play piano! The study room...More

Thank Kunal H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here to look at the renovated areas of the library. Very nice set up with access to all areas.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is outstanding with many hands on screens to play with once inside. Cafe is easy for a quick drink with paper cups. However we found the archive research disappointing.

Thank Billmarge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant place. A library in an amzing building. A superb community resource. And the cafe was great too.

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We waited two years to see the renovated library and what a disappointment. Although a number of floors it's all circular and to us quite boring.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a short trip to the library and while we didn't get to see much of it what we did see was impressive. A good mix of the modern and the classic. Well worth a visit - I'll be back

Thank TCT2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this library. It's huge, has a lot of good books, customer service is outstanding. The only problem is the kids in the lower library area. They always make a lot of noise, even though the area is made for children, but not high...More

Thank Elfenlara
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to print some documents and the lad at the information desk was extremely helpful. Beautiful building too!!

Thank AndySandy11
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bigbull14
July 21, 2018|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
Hi again. I have done some searching for you and the nearest disabled car parks are at St Peters Square. there are other car parks but well priced at Queen St £5 for two hours 5min from the library. Piazza £6'80 for two... More
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from 190brianp | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would be impressed by the technology especially where it is interactive. However I agree that the science museum would be better as there are things of interest for all ages. It is a full day when I take my... More
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Don C
April 27, 2018|
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Response from geofflancs | Reviewed this property |
A car park next to the Ibis Hotel near Chinatown
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