Chetham's Library, Manchester

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  • The Building that houses Chetham's library was built in the 1400's as a Catholic Priest seminary, and has some great examples of period architecture. There is a 1 hour walking tour available (on line ...  more »
  • We came to Manchester to visit Chetham's Library yesterday after a friend had told us how interesting the tour had been. The tour guide leading our group just took us inside the building and left us t...  more »
  • A good place to visit for a short time, its discreet location contributes to the time capsule experience of this important landmark.  more »
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  • We received a fantastic tour of the medieval buildings by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, free of charge. The library has a timeless, indescribable feel, and contains books up to 900 years old which are available to study free of charge with librarian assistance. Visiting Chetham's Library is highly recommended.
  • The library is one of the oldest in existence. Not just the UK, but the world. It oozes history. The architecture is beautiful and stunning. Karl Marx has a corner etched out where he spent many months considering his manofesto. Manchester has a rich part in history and you'll find some of it here. If you get the chance to visit then take it!
  • This place is truly magical! Our guide was lovely, helpful, and knowledgeable. She made our tour great. There is no fee but the entrance is allowed only every hour (1.30pm, 2.30pm, etc.). Highly recommended!
  • Got every book ever published, even got a nice cafe with a look over the square.
  • The staff knows exactly what you need and it’s a great place to spend some time and reap its benefits
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