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Chetham's Library, Manchester

Place to visit
Packed with historical facts and fascinating stories, tours of Chetham's Library are lead by our expert volunteers from Monday to Friday. Advance booking is highly recommended as visitor numbers to these delicate ancient buildings are carefully restricted.

Where is Chetham's Library located?

Located in the heart of Manchester's Medieval Quarter, Chetham's Library is easily accessible by road, tram, rail and foot. The pointer on the "Map" tab shows the location of Chetham's, which is situated opposite the National Football Museum. Entry to the Library is via the main gate on Long Millgate, M3 1SB, just off Cathedral Gardens.

Details on what activities are available at Chetham's Library?

View weekday tour dates and times, and book online at On Saturdays, extended tours are led by local historian and tour guide, Jonathan Schofield. View tour dates and times and book online at See the Events tab for information on a series of special events celebrating literature, heritage and learning.

Other Information

Chetham's Library tours meet at the entrance on Long Millgate, M3 1SB. Please be aware that there is no shelter at this meeting point and you will not have access to the Library until the scheduled start time of your tour. Access to the Library is via a flight of eighteen steps. Due to the age of the buildings, we regret it is not possible to install a lift or offer other assistance.

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Guided Tours

Extra info

Open Times: Pre-booked guided tours only, book online at

Price Details: £6.50-£5.50


0161 834 7961

Long Millgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ManchesterM3 1SB, United Kingdom

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Chetham's Library

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This incredible library is a must see in Manchester! We visited on a Heritage Day and apparently were able to see nooks and crannies that aren't a usual part of the tour. Hard to believe one is in the center of a busy metropolitan city.

Chetham's Library

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The tour was nice and relaxing. Love seeing the history that this place offers. So pretty and educational

Chetham's Library

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We visited the library as a last minute plan and we were not disappointed by that choice. We were amazed!!! You need to wait for the o'clock of each hour (only during the mornings) and a guide will collect the visitors from the main door. Our guide that day was Mr. David Green. He showed us around the old building and the library talking about the historical details throughout the years. We really enjoyed his knowledge and sense of humour. The library was GORGEOUS and as a literature student I loved all the details that Mr. Green pointed from e...

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