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Portico Library, Manchester

(4.4/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • The library was opened in 1806 with the entrance in Charlotte Street = Entrance is by an intercom to the right of the door - When it opened its doors in 1806, it was as a library and newsroom - they u...  more »
  • If you are a bibliophile and interested in 19th century literature this is very much the place to research. It has 25,000 volumes that cover everything from Travel and , Biographies, 19th century lite...  more »
  • First time here. An excellent building away from the days hussle and bussle. Nice sandwiches. Would recommend. 
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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.