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Harry Ransom Center

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Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
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Lovely Research Facility

The Harry Ransom Center has some great exhibits -- the Gutenberg Bible, Alice in Wonderland and WWI Propaganda posters have all been things I've checked out and enjoyed. When... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Reasonable small sized museum. There was a nice Alice exhibition when i visited, the gift shop was somewhat limited.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Harry Ransom Center has some great exhibits -- the Gutenberg Bible, Alice in Wonderland and WWI Propaganda posters have all been things I've checked out and enjoyed. When I was a student at UT, I often went there to check out some of the other treasures they store such as Woody Allen's original manuscripts or Robert DeNiro's jacket. It's... More 

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great research center featuring exhibitions on selected humanities topics. The current Alice in Wonderland exhibition was particularly good, featuring both the history and influence of the books and the life of their author Lewis Carroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit, very interesting and its FREE! We came for the Alice in Wonderland exhibit and were very pleased with the entire experience!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went to see the Gutenberg Bible mostly and was pleasantly surprised with an exhibit on Alice in Wonderland.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Ransom Center is a treasure trove and to get into Robert DiNiro's personal memorabilia or examine a Shakespeare first folio will take a special pass--but go see the exhibition on the ground floor that change occasionally free of charge. Right now there are photos of Lewis Carroll, Alice and her sisters, bits of information on Victorian England, tables for... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was mesmerized by the Gutenberg bible. They have displayed it very well, and have described it exceedingly carefully to enable everyone to understand its importance. The main display area was dedicated to the life and times and works of Lewis Carroll and all the derivative works following from his great works. A fabulous museum with excellent curators doing very... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What an amazing place! I stopped in here with a friend back in March to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibit and it was amazing. The Center has a very impressive collection and it was presented in a engaging manner. The Gutenberg Bible and the first permanent photograph in existence were just icing on the cake. Admission is free and... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I loved the Gone with the Wind exhibit. The Alice in Wonderland exhibit was OK. They get an eclectic mix of authors and artists, all with some historical relevance. Neat place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The Ransom Center has a tremendous archive of documents and memorabilia, and they rotate their collections frequently, with the help of expert curators. The exhibits are free (though they appreciate donations) and well worth a mosey through.

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Additional Information about Harry Ransom Center

Address: Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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