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Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: 254-710-3566
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Beautiful

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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 attraction reviews
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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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11 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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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
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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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36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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