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It is renowned for its unparalleled Irish and Local Studies Collection, ranging from comprehensive holdings of Early Belfast and Ulster printed books to the 250,000 items in the Northern Ireland Political Collection, the definitive archive of the recent troubles.

The Library also boasts the Northern Ireland Theatre and Performing Arts Archive, a unique collection reflecting our rich cultural heritage. The Linen Hall has an illustrious profile as a centre of cultural and creative life and offers a varied programme of events ranging from monthly exhibitions to readings and lectures.


Opening times:
Re-open from 24 May 2021. Library: Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday: 10am - 3.30pm. Coffee Shop: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday, 10am - 3.30pm

Tel: +44 (0)28 9032 1707
Address: Linen Hall Library, 17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, Belfast BT1 5GB

Free although charges apply for group tours and some events

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