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John Rylands Library

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Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0161 306 0555
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Ancient books, ancient atmosphere

The Library is FREE admission. The visit takes not so long, let's say 45 minutes; in this period (Sep 2015) there will be an exhibition about Gothic, which is small but well done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cuneo, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Library is FREE admission. The visit takes not so long, let's say 45 minutes; in this period (Sep 2015) there will be an exhibition about Gothic, which is small but well done. About the library, it's simply amazing, and there are some unique specimens - a copy of Dante's La Divina Commedia, and a fragment of new testament. Shop... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had afternoon tea here on a Groupon offer. It was divine. The sandwiches were beautiful and the cakes were lovely. All served on quirky china crockery. Very friendly and relaxed

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

John Rylands Library is an outstanding place to visit. I'm a regular. The architecture is stunning, the services are always welcoming and active. There is plenty to see and do, and the library always puts on regular thematic displays of books and items of historic interest. For me, the Theological theme of the archives and the historic reading room are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Get yourself to this wonderful library. Great for book lovers but the stained glass is really a beautiful sight for anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's an extremely beautiful building and a peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. It's worth taking some time out from everything to appreciate the rare prints on display.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

An amazing collection of books. The building itself it's a stunning gothic structure. Even the gift shop holds an unique collection of books and souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Free entry to an amazing collection of books, housed in spectacular setting. The building itself is magnificently preserved and very well supplemented by a modern extension. There are always themed exhibitions from the book collection which are varied and impressive. The main library hall itself is breathtaking and excellent both for quiet study or simply to soak in the atmosphere... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have lived in Manchester all my life but only recently got around to visiting this place. What a great afternoon I had exploring all the different rooms and taking in the atmosphere of this historic and beautiful building. Free admission, cafe (which I didn't try) so if you haven't been make sure you go! Ironically there were lots of overseas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A life's work collecting books and manuscripts. Friendly staff are happy to answer questions about the library and it's contents. The library itself is an amazing gothic structure. Can also highly recommend that you pause for tea and scones in the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place was really beautiful and very well conserved. I loved how they managed to combine the modern building with the old and that the library is still active and full of students. Dont miss the old victorian toilets and definitely save time for the shop, as there are some brilliant books to view.

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