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National Library of Wales

Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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very big and so much to see ... think you would be able to find almost anything you wanted too... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Montgomery, United Kingdom

friendly helpful staff, big shop, there was a cafe but we didn't use it. Displays were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Reviewed 5 days ago

very big and so much to see ... think you would be able to find almost anything you wanted too. Would visit again

Thank Jojjoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

friendly helpful staff, big shop, there was a cafe but we didn't use it. Displays were fascinating, we enjoyed the old films, children's tent. we went to see the Arthur exhibition which was superb. the medieval manuscripts were beautiful, just beautiful.

Thank ZaraA14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great way to kill a few hours on a rainy day with the kids,far more interesting than the museum.there is a kids section,and the exhibition of King Arthur was excellent. There is a cafe and all the staff were very helpful.A very enjoyable visit.

Thank grahamjw691
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visible most everywhere from Aberystwyth, decent cafe for tea, coffee, and a good cake. Get your money back parking, which is always good, and a really good atmosphere for a library which would only be succeeded by one in London or the capital of Wales...More

Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This stunning building visible from all over this city is a must. An exciting and interesting place to visit. The exhibits are great. The cafe is very reasonable and you can get car park fee back.

Thank Luci C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are here for serious academic research, family history research or to hear a lecture or view an exhibition, you will be welcomed here and given all the help you need. I have visited for all those purposes, most recently for academic work. The...More

Thank Rhian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think you'd be hard pushed to go to any public funded institution within Wales and receive such a warm and informative welcome. We registered for our reading cards ( 2 forms of ID needed). Throughout our visit all staff were polite and bilingual (...More

Thank RAHurle
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I have passed this imposing building for decades but a rainy day found me and two teenagers viewing an exhibition in one of the huge exhibition halls. Based on Arthurian stories it was Interesting and worth a visit. Entrance is free tho car parking is...More

Thank ExecCat
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We returned here on 1st March to see another exhibition and to mark St David's Day they had a lady playing the harp in the café - it was absolutely wonderful to eat good food with the wonderful harp playing in the background. The exhibition...More

Thank kunduku
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Tracing your welsh family history, this is the place for you, with a shop for gifts, and a cafe that sells wonderful food, the cook is known to me and is clean and a wonderful cook

Thank Michael J
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david a
7 February 2017|
Response from Dicandbeth | Reviewed this property |
Fairly typical canteen type fare, with a good selection of sandwiches. As far as I remember there is usually soup and rolls, and a small selection of hot mains like a stew or lasagne etc. Not sure, but I should think there... More