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John Rylands Library

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Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
Phone Number: 0161 306 0555
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Lovely , lovely building

Well worth a walk about. Superb restoration. Bookshop stocks some unusual items: great for a browse.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chris E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a walk about. Superb restoration. Bookshop stocks some unusual items: great for a browse.

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Thank Chris E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The John Rylands Library is one of the most valued buildings in Manchester. You can find it on Deansgate right next to the restaurant Australasia. The building itself is a stark contrast to the glass and steel of Spinningfields. With its blackened red brick of Victorian Manchester, it harks back to Manchester's first golden age off the back of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately my pictures just doesn't do this grand, beautiful building justice!! Free to enter, this is easily reached on Deansgate and sits on the edge of Spinningfields. There is no dedicated parking but local NCP car parks are around the vicinity. Visiting at the time of the Witches and Witchcraft exhibition only added to the gothic and hogwarts like experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing architecture and atmosphere. Some very old and rare books. A nice way to spend an hour on a wet afternoon in Manchester.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see for a short visit to Manchester to pop in for half an hour. Nice temporary exhibitions and very well set out and very well preserved exhibits. Take a book in there and have a read!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In this library everyone will feel comfortable with the new design which combine the modern and old architectural. Many nice old manuscripts to find in the library. Exploring the old section make the visitors look forward to explore what the library offer in the next floor

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful building, cleverly modernised and preserved. Enjoyed the atmosphere and reading about the history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have walked past this building before and never known what it was like inside - just wow - what a stunning space with some interesting displays. The historic reading room is a must see - incredible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks to other tripadvisor reviews I recognised the library as we walked past on our visit and we decided to go in. It was a Sunday morning and there was a lovely market outside the front.Once inside we were handed a leaflet and told where to go. The library is amazing and we could have spent longer than half an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

this is the oldest library i ever seen, it's good for study , you can use the internet connection with your own pc.

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