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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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Fascinating Exhibition on Glasgow's History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the panto tonight was great all the kids were brilliant as ever (especially wee Sophie Hughes). Theatre comfy and great range of snacks ☺

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

No matter what you are trying to find, including ones family history, you will find it in the Mitchell Library. It is by far, one of the biggest and best libraries that I have been in. Next time I am back in Glasgow, I will definitely go back again and I will visit the cafe next time too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Even before knowing what it is, I could often see its spectacular green dome. Helped me keep my bearings on a number of occasions! Came close enough (end of Vincent Street) to have a better view of that wonderful dome over the Glasgow city centre skyline. A true architectural beauty! Must take a closer look next I'm in Glasgow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Mitchell library is one of my favourite places to go in Glasgow. The building is spectacular, I am very lucky that a can see it from my workplace as it really is a marvel. I recently began my family tree and the resources in the Mitchell library are fantastic! For a small fee you can access all the birth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Mitchell Library is a wonderful building , inside and out. Of course as a place to studyand research , it excels, but the real appeal of the place is the architecture. During the day , it is an imposing structure, tall and proud but at night it is simply beautiful.Glasgow City Council have a done a wonderful job with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

great internet access,staff helpful and friendly .great meeting place at café ......building soaked in history and art amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The library service is excellent. The cafe is very good. If you get to a show at the theater it is lovely - small, well tiered comfortable seating. maybe not a must see but the splendid big building is quite a sight and it is a real asset for Glasgow - one to be proud of.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

popped in at night and went to the cafe. the male member of staff didn't acknowledge us once and continued speaking to a female who wasn't actually buying anything... after standing for a few minutes being ignored we left. won't be back.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went for an afternoon show of 'the dolls' The show was excellently funny. The theatre was such a lovely size and layout with a bar.

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