Central Library and Archives+ hosted a tour by the Chinese Consulate in Manchester on Thursday 5th June. The group were accompanied by the Consulate General and the aim of the tour was for the group to see the wonderful restoration of Central Library and to visit the Archives+ search room where a selection of the Chinese archive held at Central Library was on display for them to look at. The group stopped for photos after admiring the wonderfully restored Shakespeare window.
Chinese Consulate on tour stopping near Shakepeare window
The Chinese archive along with all our other archives and material from our rare books and special collections are stored in our strong rooms on the lower ground floor at Central Library. You can book to view material from the strong rooms here with advance notice of 24 hours. This material can be viewed in our search room which is open Monday to Saturday.

Chinese consulate visit to Archives+ search room