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Chetham's Library

Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, England
+44 161 834 7961
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Great tour

I'm not usually a fan of guided tours, preferring to make my own way round, but there was no other... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mumandgirl
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Carlisle, England
Stunning

Amazing building with atmospheric dark and light sections, and incredible ceilings. Plus of course... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paulspod
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Aylesbury
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Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, England
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+44 161 834 7961
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not usually a fan of guided tours, preferring to make my own way round, but there was no other way to see this library. We were met promptly at the entrance, and it was immediately apparent that our guide was very knowledgeable and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing building with atmospheric dark and light sections, and incredible ceilings. Plus of course an amazing collection of books too.

Thank paulspod
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Manchester's oldest buildings and hold a fine collection of books. Founded in 1653 and is the oldest surviving library in Britain. This historic building also houses archives which help trace family history hense our visit. Fantastic history a must visit for historians and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a tour that took us around Chetham’s and the library. The building was beautiful and we particularly enjoyed seeing the window seat where Marx and Engels would meet. Walking down the aisle of the library with its vaulted ceiling was a real...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can visit via a free 1-hour guided tour at 10, 11, 12, 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 Mon to Fri. It is totally worthy. The guide is very knowledgeable and the building is stunning. It has a great history and an awesome collection of books. The...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The beautiful buildings is just opposite the Nation Football Museum and about 3 minutes from Manchester Victoria station. It housed the Grammar School and hospital and was were priestd trained before serving in the cathedral near by. Today it houses the music school. A guide...More

1  Thank marashli
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Once again, i'd just drop into here for 5 minutes. It won't hurt! iT IS JUST NEXT TO THE FOOTBALL MUSEUM, Opps caps lock lol

Thank adamheety
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Chetham's Library is the oldest public lending library in the UK, opened by its eponymous founder Humphrey Chetham just after the English Civil War. The buildings it is housed in are more than 200 years older than that, dating from 1421. And some of the...More

2  Thank lonewolf44
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you are into this type of old building with shelves of old books from floor to ceiling you will defintely enjoy this visit! The tour guide was very nice and provided us with different bits of history.

1  Thank Jose S
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Building that houses Chetham's library was built in the 1400's as a Catholic Priest seminary, and has some great examples of period architecture. There is a 1 hour walking tour available (on line booking) and is well worth the price. The guide is informed...More

Thank James W
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