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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Nice mix of old and new architecture

Not really a book fanatic but the building itself is worth to visit. The mix of the old building with the modern additions is worth the visit. It is also fun to read about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Not really a book fanatic but the building itself is worth to visit. The mix of the old building with the modern additions is worth the visit. It is also fun to read about the history of the building and Manchester

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We had not intended to stay long but so glad we did. Beautiful library more like a gothic cathedral.took tour with Mitch,who was very informative,passionate about printing and history of library.very entertaining.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

The architecture is fantastic. The library first Opened in 1900, it is stunning!! Nothing else like it. Not enough books!!

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

We loved our visit to this library - it was absolutely stunning! We spent over an hour walking around and taking beautiful photographs because the architecture was so amazing. It's worth the visit, even if you don't like to read!

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Took in this as part of walking tour and will definitly make a return visit next time. Stunning building and try and read up on the history of it, will make you appreciate it even more!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Unrivalled architecture wit so many intricate designs. It offers history in abundance and what is reported to be the oldest scribe from, I think, the New Testamtent. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This old library is well worth a visit when in Manchester. It is a beautiful old building with lots of atmosphere and some interesting exhibits. Entrance is free and there is a pretty good gift shop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I've walked past this building hundreds of times and always thought it looked amazing, this Saturday I decided to spend the day seeing what it was like inside, and I have one huge word for it...awesome. Don't walk past it if you're like me walk in and look around you will be amazed and glad you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful library in Europe.the library is a very beautiful old building in on of the main street of manchester!it 's architectonic style is very interesting and inside you can find every kind of ancient book...it is opening for students who want to study there too...I love it so much

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

What a fantastic building. Well worth a visit, we also did the free tour. Thoroughly enjoyed it - we may need to go back again because we didn't have enough time.

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