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Portico Library, Manchester

(4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • The Portico library is the one where William Gaskell, the husband of the famous writer Elizabeth Gaskell, was chairman, and where his wife borrowed the books she read. One can only visit the library a...  more »
  • worth having lunch here just to take in this little bit of history. Interesting in a bijou way, atmospheric!  more »
  • never change. lovely little library hidden door. you honestly are a serious hidden gem. i told my friend to go have a look round and she is such a bibliophile.  more »
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  • Lovely place to stop for a break, or to come and read or do research. Very friendly staff makes you feel at home.
  • A little known hidden gem, well worth the trip, an incredible private library with a vast array of texts. Even the architecture and decor of the building is stunning
  • This library is tucked away and can be hard to find. I've visited mainly during open days and art exhibitions (held in the central cafe / gallery area). The rest of the building is not accessible to the public since it's a members only library - but anyone who is interested can apply. The interiors are lovely and it's worth a wander.
  • Nice place to visit
  • Friends from London were visiting me, so I brought them to see some beautiful pieces of art. Quite extraordinary colours! We were so impressed. We will never forget this amazing experience.