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A gem in the city

Beautiful library with an interesting collection. Staff are happy to take the time explaining the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Hidden Library in the Centre of Manchester

If you want to escape the crowded streets of central Manchester this is the place. To gain entry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maire S
Cannock, United Kingdom
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57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY, England
+44 161 236 6785
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful library with an interesting collection. Staff are happy to take the time explaining the librarys history. Pleasant cafe for drinks and snacks.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to escape the crowded streets of central Manchester this is the place. To gain entry you ring the bell at the door (just off Moseley St). You are buzzed through and have several short flights of stairs to climb. Staff are welcoming...More

Thank Maire S
Reviewed 15 September 2018

How wonderful to come into this unknown subscription library. It costs nothing to visit and maze at the old books and architecture and if your so inclined sit a while and have a drink and a little bite - members are able to have far...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Just recently visited here its tucked away and you wouldn't know it was there. A very very old library with a most beautiful ceiling. The staff were excellent and filled us in with all the history. You have to ring the bell to get entrance....More

Thank lynbaz32
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Every true Mancunian should take up membership here or at least call in for a look around and a cup of tea and a top butty. Lovely character about the place, old world charm and very warm staff who put their heart and soul into...More

2  Thank ForceMajeure101
Reviewed 12 June 2018

No grand entrance for this library, just a street door and an entry bell to push. There's no charge to come into what is obviously a major research centre, much beloved by its staff, members and researchers. The book shelves are crammed with ancient books,...More

1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Although it's free to visit, non-members can only visit the exhibitions they have on, and the collections are cordoned off. They do have a little cafe, but it's best to get there for lunch or brunch as by tea time there isn't much left. Currently...More

1  Thank RSC
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Over 200 years old, this unique private library is still housed in its original building, now only on the spacious top floor, with entrance on a side street. The collection, with books only available to members, is a reflection of the local culture in Georgian...More

Thank peter29alex
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I work near this place yet never knew it existed. What a lovely place, trip down memory lane for many. We ate and had a lovely homemade soup and sandwich on dainty little China plates. It's kept its original style and structure and is a...More

Thank Estoycomiendo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Many years ago I used to go to Egyptology meetings at the library and didn't know it was now open to the public till Monday. The library is very beautiful and a glass dome ceiling and walls filled with books. The staff were very welcoming...More

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Katie F
4 September 2017|
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Wait until you see Chetham's Library ..... but you need to make an appointment.