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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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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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Well crafted exhibit making you wish they had shown more of their vast collection.

The Ramsom Center at the University of Austin shows only a small part of its collection. As befits an academic institution, there is a comprehensive research facility beside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Ridgewood, NJ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Ramsom Center at the University of Austin shows only a small part of its collection. As befits an academic institution, there is a comprehensive research facility beside the gallery. We were there at the time of the Alice in Wonderland exhibit which showed just a small portion of the artifacts available. One part of the exhibit showed the differences... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went during the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. It was spaced out. Looked a little empty, but we had a good time. We took some great pictures. The people working there were really rude. That was the only downfall.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have not had the opportunity to schedule a visit to the upper floors archives but I know that they store a literal TREASURE of historical archives here. The last time I visited they were presenting a historical collection changing 2 or 3 times annually. I've seen Edgar Allen Poe's writing desk, his handwritten manuscripts, the Gutenberg Bible, some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went to see the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. We were very pleased with it. We were also impressed to see the Guttenburg Bible as well. A little perk was the "Hi How are you" frog mural across the street! A nice photo opp the tween girls loved!

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Cedar Creek, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The exhibits are wonderful and the staff well informed. Ramps and seats for those who get tired are appreciated. Parking is non-existent to be prepared to a walking approach. Located close to Guadalupe Street better known as "the drag" so lots of shops and eateries are close by.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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

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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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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