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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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12:00 pm - 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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Iconic and stunning

This is not to be missed. The clever work in blending the modern and traditional is worth a look. The stunning building and areas to study must make this a student haven for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not to be missed. The clever work in blending the modern and traditional is worth a look. The stunning building and areas to study must make this a student haven for the right atmosphere in exam years! If you are going to Manchester you really must not miss out on this if you want to see a rare... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great building to walk round. A hidden gem. Free entry and great place to study or read/chill. Gift shop too. Not sure about the cafe tho- looks steady in comparison

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh to live near this beautiful, historic library!! Loved the way it's been tastefully extended, blending old and new. To breathe in the atmosphere, the history and the 'smell' of amazing books is a humbling experience! Loved it!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a fun visit and beautiful place to check out! The staff were nice and helpful. It was free to get into as well with was a bonus

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went as a group and were allowed to see some of the books out of the cases, but even the ones on display are worth an inspection! However the real gem is the library/reading room on the top floor. No expense spared, and if you have queries, the knowledgable staff will tell you all about the building, books and social... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like a warm welcome and extra word of explanation AND some marvelous room to stare a fabulous books ... this is your place

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

We went to the Witches & Magic exhibition here. The exhibition itself was lovely, and well presented. But it's easy to get distracted by the fabulous surroundings. This is an amazing building, and it's worth going all the way to the top floor to the actual library itself. Stunning art deco details, friendly & knowledgeable staff who are happy to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have an eye opening experience here in this amazing interior, it`s original lighting makes the place glow. See valuable manuscripts and so much more. You will come back again

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place and very valuable books is there. I feel I live the old days with antique books and design. The timing is little early closed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

John Rylands Library The entrace of the library is beyond the original and historical main building but connected together with a modern face on the first floor. The impression that library gave me is that ceilings are high and it looks like neo Gothic architecture. My recommendation on tour is to take the lift to third floor first and walk... More 

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