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Mitchell Library

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Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I attended a concert in the Mitchell Theatre last week. This is part of the Mitchell Library and is a decent venue for a concert. The acoustics were good and the seats comfortable and gave a good view. There is a bar area which we...More

Thank JuniorJ03
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful building, The Mitchell Library is one of Glasgows premier buildings, and now I find it has an intimate little theatre inside too, wonderful. We went to a great concert in this delightful modern feeling theatre great seats great leg room ( I...More

Thank Alastair C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building with marble columns and ornate ceilings. A huge library with plenty of seating. Sadly the day we visited the Cafe was not open. If meeting friends there be aware that there are two entrances.

Thank E9781VNvictoriap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was unusual nobody saying Shush. The ground floor has children enjoying the library. The cafe is good although slightly expensive. the whole building is bright airy ang =d modern. well worth the visit.

Thank Murray H
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Beautiful building with a world of info inside . I highly recommend this place for looking up family history .

1  Thank iangetoverhere
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Took a gentle walk around the library , up plenty of stairs to all floors, not that much to look at but pleasant . the architecture is beautiful.

Thank KatyJM64
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours in this lovely beautiful building talking to the very helpful ladies in the family history section. We found out so much! They even let us look at some rare and valuable books written by an ancestor!

2  Thank Christine R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

So full of history explaing the Glasgow story and enriched with Scottish history. More than one day is needed to grasp some information, I've been there numerous times over the years and I'm still learning

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A beautiful building all on its own! This library houses the Glasgow City Archives. Do your research before you go - they can only find documents if you already know what you're asking for. Using the Family History center requires a reservation and will cost...More

1  Thank deniselouise
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I used the family research facility at the Mitchel Library to trace some of my Scottish ancestors, The staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities perfect for what you need. Planning my next trip in August.

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