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National Library of Wales

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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We went to the Library to seek out a particular gift and were given professional and friendly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
peter y
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Family Research location very good but do not assume it has all the records

I went here for a week to try to resolve some of the more difficult aspects of my family tree. The... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Wirral, United Kingdom
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Library to seek out a particular gift and were given professional and friendly assistance by several of the staff. A huge library situated on the hillside between the hospital and the University, this magnificent building houses a unique treasure trove of...More

Thank peter y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited excepting British library type library with wall to wall books ,But you have to apply for a readers ticket and then order book online and book is brought to you like a archive .So probably best to do research first . The collections also...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

I went here for a week to try to resolve some of the more difficult aspects of my family tree. The enrolment process for the reading rooms was easy and quick and the staff throughout were always helpful and friendly, as well as professional. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Excellent welcome and assistance in a splendid, historical building that Wales should be proud of. Great views over Aberystwyth.

Thank ATJBridgend_Wales
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Outstanding Collection of Kyffins Paintings and well worth a visit. The staff were very helpful and there is a nice cafe.

Thank PaulS9165
Reviewed 30 July 2018

this is a must see stop when visiting the area. It is so impressive (and there are stunning views if it's a nice day!).

Thank lionsandlynx
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were so looking forward to visiting this place on our visit to the university. Just down the bill from the main campus. It's a beautiful buikding, an amazing space, wonderful exhibitions. No books! If you want a book you join the library and request...More

Thank nancyaprilnash
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Interesting exhibitions with coffee and cake on offer in the restaurant afterwards - there's a room with comfortable sofas and armchairs the other side of the restaurant. Take the guided tour of the building if you can - they only happen a couple of days...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Hubby and I visited here yesterday (Tuesday). We travelled via the main A487 from Mach to Aber. The NLW was clearly sign posted and located inbetween the University and the Hospital. We turned left and drove up the hill. Parking at the front is only...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Wonderful collection of art and medieval manuscripts on view. Great food in the Cafe.. Home to the vast collection of books and manuscropts and sound archive, and paintings from Welsh, Breton , and Celtic sources. Also home of one of the earliest extant versions of...More

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david a
8 February 2017|
Response from Dicandbeth | Reviewed this property |
Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More