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The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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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  • Learn the history of Ireland's last subscribing library! Browse the books and displays and have a bite in coffee shop. Take the stairs and see the political posters from 1970. 
  • Haven't been here in years since my student days. I had forgotten how good it was. So peaceful. So full of character. There is nothing to beat the look, feel and smell of old books. So much history in...  read more »
  • If you visit the Titanic Experience, then the first display you meet on your tour tells of Belfast as the Linen Capital. It was particularly apt for us therefore to visit the Linen Hall Library situat...  read more »
  • One of the most interesting places in Belfast. Makes you feel in a fairy tale.
  • Nice small library and can read and study here
  • Very small museum/library. Great collection of old Irish political posters.
  • A unique private library, open for everyone to browse. Interesting collection of NI political posters in the stairway.
  • The perfect place for relaxing and reading.
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