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At least the library is central but it would be nice to have a library North and South ..Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
dotbrum
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birmingham
Helpful staff

I was visiting Blackpool so I decided to try and trace a lost neighbour that moved there some years... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
ChrisandMick60
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Montaren-et-Saint-Mediers, France
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

We visited the local history section to look up information regarding the old tram routes around blackpool. There is a superb collection of archives, books and maps and the staff were so helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Blackpool Central Library is a large imposing building on the outside , but a bit disappointing once inside. Pleasant staff and hopes of a tea room reopening. Handy for references on your visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

At least the library is central but it would be nice to have a library North and South ..Plenty of information a bit difficult to find it you don't know Blackpool Holiday makers who need photo copies etc find it usefull

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dotbrum
Reviewed 31 March 2018

I called in to see if the library has a collection of pictures showing the construction of the "The stick", as Blackpool Tower was christened, during it's construction. They have, and I was directed upstairs to the local history section. Well worth it! Very helpful...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank malta_regular
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not sure about the library but went here to see art gallery a bit of a none event actually there are only about 20 pictures on show on 2 levels man on the door was brilliant though very polite and helpful

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was visiting Blackpool so I decided to try and trace a lost neighbour that moved there some years ago. I explained the situation to one of the staff, that I live in France and therefore time was limited. She immediately put me in contact...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I stopped in to the library to check out the local history centre. It's fascinating and the staff is so helpful. They provided me with street maps from the 1890s up to the 1920s, so I could see how the area where I grew up...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were attempting to track down some friends who had moved to Blackpool many years ago and had lost touch. We asked the assistant and she allowed us to go through many years of electoral details. We found their names and old addresses but no...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank denise t
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I visited this library to study. Upon my arrival I encountered a significant problem- It was very noisy. People were chatting in many areas and somebody was playing the piano throughout my time there for what seemed to be some sort of gathering. I think...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Roxy C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Stopped in for a break from the weather and to have a sit in the cafe ( sadly cafe was already closed) but sat and had a read of the paper and looked at the local history section of books. Staff very helpful Beautiful building

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sharon H
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