The Linen Hall Library, Belfast

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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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  • Excellent archive of books This is not a borrowing facility.Excellent fo research and browsing.Lovely peaceful place.Lift and toilet facilities  more »
  • Visiting the Linen Hall Library really complements a visit to Belfast City Hall (across the street). It is foremost a working library, so definitely time your visit to take the once daily tour (see we...  more »
  • We chanced on this walking around town and found the current exhibition 'Divided Society' to be excellent. A vertical wall display over 5 floors explaining the history of 'the troubles', the posters, ...  more »
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  • Wow. It's very nice inside. Worth a visit. Don't know is the subscription is entirely worth it though unless you're the scholarly type
  • Wonderful cafe! Great collection of political items
  • Well worth a visit and perusal. An interesting historic location with cafe and gift shop too!
  • Very nice library open to everyone. Huge selection of books in different fields. Nice place to go just to read, study or relax...
  • Stopped in here for a quick lunch. Grabbed a table by the window over looking the city. Pleasant experience.

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