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Armagh Robinson Library

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43 Abbey Street, Armagh, County Armagh, BT61 7DY
Armagh Robinson Library

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Push open the great Georgian door, climb the stairs, and step into the 18th Century! This Library, founded by Archbishop Robinson in the heart of the City, was built to display his own collection of books and fine art for public use.

Light from elegant Georgian windows illuminates this classical library, lined from floor to ceiling with rare and beautiful books, the largest on the lowest shelves, the smallest at the top. There are some 42,000 printed works, covering subjects such as early medicine, science, history, law, politics, theology and travel, as well as maps and atlases.

Discover some of the Library’s many treasures, including Jonathan Swift’s own copy of Gulliver’s Travels, 1726, with corrections in his own hand.

The Library is a unique record of the cultural and social history of 18th century Ireland, reflecting the changing intellectual climate of Europe since 1500.

The Library is open all year round Monday - Friday, 10.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 16.00.

We will open for pre-booked tours and events which outside these working days and times

Armagh Robinson Library is accessible – for full details of their accessibility features, see Armagh Robinson Library | AccessAble

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available - A Morning, or Afternoon, on the Hill Group Tour This 2½ hour group tour includes visits to the 18th century Armagh Robinson Library, No 5 Vicars’ Hill, an intriguing museum & visitor attraction, and St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral! Whatever your group, your area of interest, or wherever you come from, let us design a Morning on the Hill group tour for you! Please book in advance so that we may have items from our collections ready for you to see. A group tour may be booked for mornings or afternoons.
  • Open Mondays

Children & Infants

  • Children's play area - Children of all ages can explore the Library at their own pace. The littlest ones can play with our soft books, cuddly toys, or enjoy being read to.
  • Facilities for children - Older children can test their treasure hunt or scavenger skills with one of our activity sheets. There are four different activity sheets: three treasure hunts for 3-5y, 5-7y, 8+y, and 10+y. We also have a scavenger hunt.

Establishment Features

  • Event venue
  • Family Fun
  • Groups accepted - A Morning, or Afternoon, on the Hill Group Tour This 2½ hour group tour includes visits to the 18th century Armagh Robinson Library, No 5 Vicars’ Hill, an intriguing museum & visitor attraction, and St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral! Whatever your group, your area of interest, or wherever you come from, let us design a Morning on the Hill group tour for you! Please book in advance so that we may have items from our collections ready for you to see. A group tour may be booked for mornings or afternoons.
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information

Languages spoken

  • Dutch spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Parking available at Cathedral Grounds

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French
  • Spanish printed material

Provider Preferences

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Film or TV location
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - Max. 45 persons for a three-fold visit of Library, No 5 and Cathedral: the group will be split into three groups of 15, each visiting one of the locations in turn. Max. 30 persons for a two-fold visit of Library and No5 or Cathedral: the group will be split into two groups of 15, each visiting one of the locations in turn. Max. 15 person for visiting the Library only.
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Unique venue

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Admission is free with donations welcome
Guided tours are £3 per person

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Opening Times

* All year round, with occasional closures for Bank Holidays, group visits, Christmas.
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00

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