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National Library of Wales

The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
+44 1970 632800
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Amazing place to visit

Was shown around by a student from the University. All staff were friendly and courteous. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Travelanon1974
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Volunteer work

I am currently working on transcribing the Welsh Music cards and inputting data onto computer. I... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
keymissamanda
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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The National Library of Wales Aberystwyth Ceredigion Wales SY23 3BU, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU, Wales
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"family history"
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"magnificent building"
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"welsh language"
in 4 reviews
"black book"
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"wonderful resource"
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"welsh family"
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"book published"
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"extensive collection"
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"ancient manuscripts"
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"behind the scenes"
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"holy grail"
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"main exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"lovely gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
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"cheap food"
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"aberystwyth university"
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"excellent tour"
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Was shown around by a student from the University. All staff were friendly and courteous. Beautiful place to spend some quiet, reflective time.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I am currently working on transcribing the Welsh Music cards and inputting data onto computer. I have been volunteering with them for over 5 years.

Thank keymissamanda
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited today after ordering the documents online that we wanted to look at in person. It's a very simple process to organise and is totally free. The records we wanted to see were about Gwrych Castle in Abergele North Wales. Every single member of...More

Thank Lewis K
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our last day in Aberystwyth and we spent a worthwhile couple of hours wondering around the library. We enjoyed what we saw and reading some of the history of Wales.

Thank duntonvicar
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Your free to roam the first and third floors where there is a cafe and art gallery. A good way to spend an hour of so.

Thank whitebeardpm
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The National library is an imposing building, and there is a guided tour available. There are important artworks on display, the Nanteos cup, the Black Book of Carmarthen and I particularly admired the Sir Kyffins.The present exhibition is Arthur and Welsh Mythology. Stairs to the...More

Thank Lyn B
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Until end December there is a brilliant exhibition of the Arthurian legends and where they came from, it starts with a small room exhibiting some of the earliest books with Arthur references : 12th to 15th century and then the stories are told through a...More

Thank lesley-anne a
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Why visit a library, you might ask. There are lots of exhibitions to view here, a lovely gift shop and an excellent café. The staff are welcoming and helpful.

Thank lovegeog
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

Thank Jojjoy
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

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
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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
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