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“Some good exhibitions”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library
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City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #37 of 270 things to do in Glasgow
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Some good exhibitions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the library, and had a little more time than we expected so were able to see the exhibitions in detail. There was a man at a little desk at the entrance who was very helpful with directing us towards the exhibitions.

The main exhibitions at the time of our visit were about the Commonwealth and the RAF. Both very interesting. We were even treated to an impromptu jazz piano recital by a man who I assume was a member of staff, while we were walking round.

The building itself is also very interesting, though after seeing old photographs from the 1960s, you become very aware of how the immediate area (literally outside the front door) was destroyed to accommodate the M8 motorway some 45 years ago.

Visited August 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you count architecture, it is very great place but staff of the library quiet rude and very strict.

Visited April 2014
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“I am a regular visitor.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm a regular visitor to the Mitchell Library and I love it ever single time. The private reading rooms, which are terribly inexpensive to hire, and are a boon to the avid reader.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dont Miss Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is an amazing place. The building is incredible both outside and in.
Staff are extremely helpful.
The family history section is fantastic if you are doing some genealogy work and again the staff are knowledgeable and glad to help out.
There is free wi fi and a great cafe.
Have a look around as there is lots to see. well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Erskine, United Kingdom
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“An unbelievable asset for the enquirer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

The volume and extent of materials that are found at the Mitchell is amazing as are the number and ages of those people who use it. The family history section is brilliant. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Well done 'The Mitchell' and it gets John's Vote. It must be one of the best of its type in Europe never mind the UK.

Visited July 2014
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