Great architecture and exhibits. If you are interested in books make sure you visit. They even have a small section of the earliest known copy of the bible.
The building is definitely worth a visit. Great book collection and nice exhibition as well. It's still possible to use the historical reading room to read or learn in silence.
Well worth a visit to this superior building, architecture is purely breathtaking, even had a nice spot of lunch downstairs, perfect afternoon
A "must see" on your trip to Manchester! Usually, there is an interesting exhibition on the first and the top floor - and it is lovely from the inside with its arches and little dragon statues - admission is always free!
I only had time to pop in for a very short visit but it was certainly worthwhile just to see the cathedral-like interior.
Wetlands Library has been extensively refurbished so that many of its rarest books and manuscripts can be permanently displayed. For example, the earliest known fragment of St John's Gospel from the 2nd Century is available for public viewing. It's worth visiting for the architecture alone, and the cafe isn't bad either. Good disabled facilities with easy access to all areas.
The Rylands Library is an astonishing piece of architecture and history. It is build from Cumbrian sand stone which makes it look so attractive. We got there on an Saturday evening to view one of the exhibitions that was on at the time (they regularly change). It was quite late in the day and the library was about the close,... More
I've lived in Manchester all my life but had never visited before. I've told everyone about this though, just an amazing building. Walking out into the reading room literally took my breath away. Such a beautiful building and a rich history. Not to be missed. Already looking forward to visiting again.
How nice to go into a library which reminds me of the Regent Rd. Salford library of my youth where there was an atmosphere of study and respect for learning and not another place for entertainment. Admire the architecture and the atmosphere.
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