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Mitchell Library

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Neighbourhood: Anderston
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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
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Dropped in for a quick look

I was walking past and I decided to look in. As you walk through the door look up; the view upwards is fantastic. Sadly the main hall was closed but it's free to enter and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was walking past and I decided to look in. As you walk through the door look up; the view upwards is fantastic. Sadly the main hall was closed but it's free to enter and there is a small library in the back portion of the building. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but well worth checking... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic building with library and where you can explore yourself with books and can get away in the world of your own once you are using digital media. You can use computers to catch up with the digital world. It has a small café where you can quench your thirst for coffee or tea. If Books and computers are your... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today-and only today (February 16th, 2017), there was an extraordinary exhibition of old photos, ancient city charters and seals dating back to the 1500s. The Archives staff were on hand to help explain the items' signifance -these are all unique items that have survived the centuries and played a crucial role in the city's development-even showing streets and street traffic... More 

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Thank Ian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is good for people researching there family tree as there is loads of records in this Library like old newspapers

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Thank Valerie L
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of books and art exhibitions. Libary and Museum tours arranged. Picture hall for children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have revisited the Mitchell Library once more to see a most amazing performance of FLIT as part of the Celtic Connections season. This venue is so beautifully designed and the seats are so comfortable! Friendly and efficient Staff ensure that your visit will be trouble free. Highly recommended.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a session on using the archive facilities. Keen to find about my father's family history and working for my birth certificate. Fascinating to see actual records back to the 1700s. So well explained. The archivists are so dedicated.

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Thank Walter908
Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be the best library in Scotland...If you are trying to trace your family tree, they are second to none in their helpfulness..The staff are a delight, friendly and very, very knowledgeable..

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Thank ninabayer2016
Bothwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I was doing some research on a local engineering company that had gone bust many years ago. I contacted the archivists at the Mitchell and they couldn't have been more helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Attended an exhibition here as part of the St Mungo Festival 2017. A fascinating very well informed talk delivered by two of the library's archivists and a very interesting display of old documents from the Mitchell's own collections and items on loan. The development of the cathedral and the city were key themes. A good opportunity to ask questions and... More 

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