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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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A sight to see.

Free. Quite a sight. What I always say when experiencing something is: look all around you. Even up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Needham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great place to read or study. Probably not the most exciting place to visit, but if you have some time to kill, it's a great place. The "Garden of Contentment" outside is also often very peaceful. It's so pretty, a rumor started that the ballroom in Beauty and the Beast was modeled after it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Free. Quite a sight. What I always say when experiencing something is: look all around you. Even up.

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Waco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everying you ever wanted to know about Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A wonderful respite from a hectic day. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Waco, Texas
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31 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Richardson, Texas
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Additional Information about Armstrong Browning Library

Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
Phone Number: 254-710-3566
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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