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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 LOCAL TREASURE HOUSING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPTS AND MEMORABILIA OF ROBERT AND ELIZABETH BROWNING

The Armstrong Browning Library’s history is just as wonderful as the collection it houses. I have visited many, many times over the years, most recently in late 2014. It is one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Multiple Cities, USA
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Armstrong Browning Library’s history is just as wonderful as the collection it houses. I have visited many, many times over the years, most recently in late 2014. It is one of my favourite venues to bring tour groups visiting Waco, not only to marvel at the collection and the architecture, but also to attend choral and instrumental recitals and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Incredible building and architecture, great for a peaceful walk around or stop by for quiet, reflective reading time. Dig into the history of the Brownings and the building

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful building with an extraordinary story, financed by a Baylor University professor who was an expert on the poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The meticulously detailed stained glass windows are worth a visit on their own.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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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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