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Manchester Central Library

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Address: Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1900
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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me and robyn have been in here for hours

its free so that's a good start , the baby 'n' me where mucking about it here for hours waiting for mummy , it's dry and the baby change toilets are massive.

Reviewed 5 days ago
peteupManchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

its free so that's a good start , the baby 'n' me where mucking about it here for hours waiting for mummy , it's dry and the baby change toilets are massive.

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yorkshire
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stunning architecture & facilities. You are free to wander round the whole building , or sit & read, use the interactive features. There is also a coffee shop & small visitor shop. We loved it.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Manchester Central Library is another great piece of the historical architecture to see and visit in Manchester.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean area, very quiet and a beautiful reading area. I like to visit librarys worldwide. This one is very easy to find and recognize.

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Forest Hill, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This library is amazing! The architecture and size are incredible. Who knew a library could be so entertaining. The music area had live performances going on and there was a hands on area for children. Loved it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely beautiful building both inside and out. With regular changing exhibitions about local history and culture, there's always something new to explore, as well as just hanging out to do some reading or bask in the architecture. It's also well worth checking out the little shop section downstairs for cool prints of vintage postcards advertising local Manchester points of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my husband so he could check it out as a place to study. The building is very well maintained with some beautiful original features.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing building this. Great place to read, and just contemplate. Visit as often as I can even if it's just to sit. Aisy visit in Manchester

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Thank PavRao
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I work in Manchester, but live an hour south of Manchester. I decided to join this library as it would be more convenient to get to after work than my local library. I am so glad I did join! There's a huge selection of books and I love the building, the reading reading rooms and the atmosphere. My only problem... More 

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Beauly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wandering round city when found the library so looked inside. Excellent exhibition all about Manchester from beginnings through history to the present time. Great meeting place - lovely cafe. Was a nice surprise to stumble upon.

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