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Armagh Robinson Library

Library House 43 Abbey Street | (, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3752 3142
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What a Gem.

Everything about the library is wonderful. The discrete approach, the fine door, wonderful stair... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
AdamandEve1
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Why is this amazing library not better known?

As other reviewers have rightly said, friendly and helpful staff, a building worth visiting (even... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Dorisdormouse
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson, this library features the rich collection from Robinson's personal library containing 17th- and 18th-century books on such topics as Theology, Philosophy, voyages and travels, history, medicine and law.
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Library House 43 Abbey Street | (, Armagh BT61 7DY, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Everything about the library is wonderful. The discrete approach, the fine door, wonderful stair and warm welcome. The C18th books and original reference system (+ others too) would have made such a good foundation for Robinson's proposed university. It even has some of Robinson's furniture,...More

Thank AdamandEve1
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have rightly said, friendly and helpful staff, a building worth visiting (even if it was empty ) and a terrific collection of world class books and manuscripts which we were allowed to peruse wearing gloves. What a privilege to see a Gulliver's...More

1  Thank Dorisdormouse
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is quite simply one of the best and most interesting libraries I have ever visited, much more accessible and easier to get to than say, Trinity's old library with its crowds and the fact that it's harder to look closely at the books and...More

1  Thank corrsid12
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with an American tour group and got a personalized introduction from the librarians. The groups was very impressed with the facility and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the staff. I believe the admission is pretty modest and they will help you find...More

1  Thank JE01
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was absolutely amazing to visit this library! The librarian was very helpful and nice. SHe brought me the book with one of Handel's manuscripts for "The Messiah" and also pointed and explained about Jonathan Swift's "The Gulliever Travels"'s first edition!

Thank RKizis
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A must for anyone who loves old books. Historic and atmospheric with pleasant welcoming staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank YvonneNorthenIreland
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Armagh Public Library rivals Trinity College Library if not for size but for the quality of the exhibits. Original Handel's Messiah, Gulliver's Travels & early editions of Shakespeare. The curator and staff were approachable and very knowledgable. What was best was that I was able...More

1  Thank Leigh90210
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a wonderful hour here on Georgian day. The staff were so informative and the books both in range and age were amazing. Thank you.

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I visited the building with my work. I had no idea how interesting it was. The atmosphere in the library was amazing. Excellent facilities .

Thank Ramoneh
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Immediately something different. Clever activity sheets for all ages. A smaller version of the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin and just as grand and important. Delightful, friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Hampman
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