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Yesterday I went to the Linen Hall Library to see an art exhibit with my wife, and as it was lunch... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William L
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Beautiful building

Beautiful building worth a wander around. They also have exhibitions and interesting local history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yvonne C
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London, United Kingdom
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This library, founded in 1788, is the oldest library in Belfast and contains the largest collection of material on Irish studies in Northern Ireland.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yesterday I went to the Linen Hall Library to see an art exhibit with my wife, and as it was lunch time we decided to have a bite to eat in the library cafe. She had a delicious tuna and cheese melt on a bagel,...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building worth a wander around. They also have exhibitions and interesting local history books.

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Living in Belfast had always passed the Library on the bus but had never ventured in. Although anyone can have a look around the general library you can book a tour, 5GBP a person, which lasts approx 45mins - 1 hour. The history of the...More

Thank sarahmE2017QQ
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Some interesting historical artifacts and some small rotating displays. Very attentive staff. Good rainy day pop in.

Thank dfeew99
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I went to a photo exhibition in the building which was my first time here but as I came out into the actual library, what a beautiful peaceful building to walk through

Thank James7455
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I was taken there by a friend from Belfast and in seconds I was really absorbed in the library and the staff from the front door to the library were great and also the restaurant i recommend a visit here

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 26 March 2018

What a warm and wonderful welcome from the Linenhall Library today…NOT! For the last number of years … I have walked onto the 4th floor of Linenhall Library – took a bound newspaper (one is always sitting on a trolley) – and read it in...More

Thank Iloveart6
Reviewed 24 March 2018

It's an old-style reading library - nice and quiet in other words. There's exhibition space up the walls of the stairs and a cafe. If I lived in Belfast I'm sure I'd spend most of my days in here!

Thank EdinburghHeretoday
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Linen Hall library is great! Centrally located and the brief guided tour was so interesting. This building in itself has a lot of history and the volumes and levels of the library are neat and well designed. Lots of work here with genealogy and The...More

Thank RichM490
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful building and place. Free to visit but can get very busy, facing city hall so very handy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Conor O
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