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Armstrong Browning Library

Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: 254-710-3566
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Waco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor...
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Abilene, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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North Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The library is absolutely spectacular. The architecture is breathtaking. This is one of the most beautiful buildings certainly in Texas, perhaps the entire country. There are some very interesting exhibits, but it is the building itself that is worth seeing. Dark and cool on a hot day. Curator is a lovely gentleman, speak up when you ask him a question!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a gem on the Baylor campus and many students don't even know it exists. it contains many original works and artifacts of Robert and Elizabeth Browning, including their furniture relating to many of their love poems. It's history in Waco that few know about but should visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My friend and I agreed that visiting this library was the highlight of our weekend in Waco! The stain glass collection is lovely as is the collection of Wedgewood pottery. We enjoyed the large collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning poetry, their personal collection of books, paintings and other artifacts. I look forward to returning some day! Allow plenty... More 

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