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Address: Gibraltar
Phone Number: +350-20077418
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Stepping back into time.

When you approach The Garrison Library you know by the colonial façade you are entering a special place.When you get in you are not disappointed, with row upon row of books... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnPownall
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you approach The Garrison Library you know by the colonial façade you are entering a special place.When you get in you are not disappointed, with row upon row of books & newspapers which span the centuries & you can imagine the officers here during the siege & in later times. The approach is to a certain extent by the... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I hadn't been in the Garrison Library for 50 years (when I was in the 6th form of Loreto Convent in the 1960s) and we were so fortunate to go in just before 11am on a Friday and were taken on an hour long tour by an enthusiastic volunteer. The collection of books is truly amazing, all enclosed in the... More 

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bedfordshire,UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Well worth sticking your head into this lovely old colonial library. You won't find much of contemporary interest but the cool, spacious and elegant rows of old books in high-ceilinged rooms is really lovely. In the back are archives of newspapers going back to the Battle of Trafalgar, and the helpful librarians are only too happy to show you what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We came upon the library by accident and just loved it. Great history-for example the Gibraltar Chronicle was first published out of the library in 1801 and it the second oldest English newspaper. Although it is a fairly small building it has a wonderful old feeling. Loved the old books.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We did a free tour and this library is just fabulous. A wonderful building and the books are to die for. I believe there are about 16000 books there.

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Thank LesleydElstree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Visitors can have temporary membership (£20 deposit, 2 books at a time) + free wifi and ose of computers + several British newspapers Centrally located

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A glorious historic setting and very traditional feel. In a nice quiet square with a historic setting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Find the time to visit garrison library! It is not just a place where you can go through the local history, but the history of Europe starting from the 1800 onwards. You will see the archives of the Gibraltart Chronicle, the 2nd oldest english language newspaper in the world! Thousands of rare editions in an exquisit building.The whole staff as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Probably not the best known tourist attraction in Gibraltar but the Garrison Library, once the domain of the military is now a public facility and is open to visitors. A must if you want to research the history of Gib.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had several visits to the Garrison Library in April, with a tour and an exhibition included. Located in the town centre on Town Range opposite the Elliott Hotel, and next to the Gibraltar Chronicle Printing Office, it is open to the public at certain times. Just call into the office and enquire and they will advise the best time... More 

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