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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
Description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center

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Excellent exhibits!

I have visited the Ransom Center for both the Gone with the Wind exhibit and the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. Both were excellent. The information was presented in a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Ransom Center for both the Gone with the Wind exhibit and the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. Both were excellent. The information was presented in a very interesting way and the exhibit pieces were wonderful. The Alice in Wonderland exhibit was great for children with interactive elements. The Center also hosts writers at various times during the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I came here for the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibit. I love all things Alice, so I was enthralled with the exhibit. The docent was knowledgeable through the tour, and I also took time afterwards to look through the whole exhibit. They had a great deal of information that was logically organized. The center was clean and each employee I... More 

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is a small museum. Saw the Alice in Wonderland exhibit, the first photograph ever taken (which is difficult to see), and bible. Interesting UT ended up with the latter 2.

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Fort Worth
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We took a docent led tour of the Alice exhibit. We were amazed to find that all but one item was part of their collection. There was a wide range of items in the exhibit from books, manuscripts, games, movies. Should be enjoyable for any fan of Carroll.

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I love the exhibits here. I've yet to be disappointed but parking can be a little tricky during the school year. I try to make a visit quarterly.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We dropped in on this little museum to see a traveling Frida Kahlo painting and a copy of the Guttenberg Bible. A pleasant surprise was a well curated exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with art (including some by Dali) and the many illustrated versions of the book. Kids (and motivated adults) can stamp a card at... More 

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Durham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The museum is free, and they have a few nifty things on display to the public. The really cool stuff (like Poe's writing desk) is on the 2nd floor in a special library. Only certain staff & students get access to it. If you want to fill an hour & are in the area, it is worth popping in to... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This little gem is a trusted repository of original literature, and I was lucky enough to have happened upon their excellent "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" exhibit commemorating the book's 150 year anniversary. Now, this is not a large multi-theme museum. Besides an original Gutenberg Bible, the rest of the museum is an intensive, excellently-curated single subject - in this case... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I can not rave enough about this place! It is where the first photograph is located and a Gutenberg complete bible is on display. It is free to get in and they allow photography! The front desk personnel were very kind and thanked me for the donation. There is even a small gift shop inside by the entrance.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love to go to the Harry Ransom Center. The exhibits are always well planned and exciting. The openings are engaging and well attended. The Gone with the Wind Exhibit was really beautiful with Scarlett's dresses displayed and intricate details displayed throughout the exhibit. I need to go the the Curiouser Exhibit. I hear that it is fun to see.

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