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Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: 254-710-3566
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Description: The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on...
The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
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most gorgeous library in the world

The paintings, the sculpture, the architecture....everything about this place is world class. A diamond in the middle of Texas and tucked away on the Baylor campus. Definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The paintings, the sculpture, the architecture....everything about this place is world class. A diamond in the middle of Texas and tucked away on the Baylor campus. Definitely worth a look!

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Orange County, Ca
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Enjoyed this collection, building, and furnishings completely! Easy to do in an hour if you need to and don't forget the garden. Absolutely beautiful!

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Take advantage of this little hideaway in Waco - you'll feel like you've stumbled into an old English university library.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A-B Library is an outstanding place to visit often. One comes away with a greater appreciation for the Brownings.

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Any fan of the Brownings should try to visit this museum at least once in their lives. They had an exhibit with other Browning contemporaries while we were there. Saw actual correspondence written by Tennyson, Dickens, Whittier, and others. The building is beautiful and there is no admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Undeniably this is an impressive and finely crafted building, in an exquisite and peaceful setting, and staffed by delightfully courteous and enthusiastic folk. However, the core justification for this shrine's creation was surely to communicate the literary and living significance of the two poets, not to deify them with arcane memorabilia and tenuous associations. If this museum indeed possesses the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Incredible history with lots of artifacts from Robert and Elizabeth Browning. Easy parking. Exterior nothing special. Awesome displays including a large number of stained glass windows. We spent an hour but for a Browning researcher this library would be like dying and going to heaven.

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Richmond, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was beautiful! We were unable to see the entire building, but would love to come back for it. It is dedicated to Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's literature and lives. It includes an entire room from their house (which I was unable to see), man beautiful stained glass windows with literature quotes, books, memorabilia, art. Built beautifully!

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Houston, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have really no interest in the three famous literary Brownings (or in poetry) but found the interior of the building beautiful with the many stained glass windows and decorative wood, stone, painted ceilings etc. Like an American Cathedral. A lot of time and effort has gone in to this place. Free! Especially good to go when Baylor id out... More 

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Waco, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is a relatively small library, but it is beautiful. The marble and glass make for a special interior. No wonder it's so popular for wedding photos.

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