Linen Hall Library, Belfast

4.3
The Linen Hall Library is an independent library and cultural powerhouse. There is no charge to enter and enjoy the many collections held in this world renowned venue. Formed in 1788 as a place for Belfast businessmen to access and share information at a time when books were not readily accessible, the Library has grown to house vital archives such as the Northern Ireland Political Collection and the Irish and Local Studies Collection. The Linen Hall is also a popular tourist destination and houses a gift shop and coffee shop as well as organises many cultural events.
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  • We were glad we visited. Exhibits and books. Great posters of political events helped my understanding of The Troubles. If I lived in Belfast, I would join.  more »
  • Fantastic. Great books, great staff, little jewel of a cafe. Really helpful people. Play reading about the United Irishmen was amazing!  more »
  • Old fashioned Library in the heart of the city taking you back in time, worth spending 15 minutes if you are passing by  more »
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  • Oldest library in Ireland! Depends on donations, etc..,is a charity. Coffee shop. Gift shop and library, tours daily from Wednesday 9 January at 10.30. Enjoy!
  • Beautiful library with lots of local events on. Lovely cafe to relax in with great views over City Hall. Peaceful place to chill out in the middle of the city. Great for a quiet catch up.
  • Great historic building and interior. Love the old books. A must for anyone interested in Belfast history. The cafe part is ok for tea. Views of city hall are nice.
  • Linenhall library is a rite of passage if you are visiting Belfast. It will be a brief visit but it is worth popping in and admiring the architecture of the place if nothing else. The library has an extensive collection of reference books and archive materials. It is a wonderful place to study on a lazy afternoon and has a brilliant little cafe serving traditional home made fayre.
  • Very Interesting and Educational
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