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The John Rylands Library

150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
+44 161 306 0555
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Interesting little exhibits

A variety of interesting little exhibits, which change from time to time. Small enough for a quick... read more

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SmilesGB
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Manchester, United Kingdom
interesting landmark

very impressive building. would recommend even if just going to walk through it and see the... read more

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Welcome to The John Rylands Library, one of the world's finest collections of rare books and manuscripts. The John Rylands Library is part of The University of Manchester. Please note that we open at 12noon on Mondays and Sundays
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  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A variety of interesting little exhibits, which change from time to time. Small enough for a quick visit, without getting "museumed-out". Amazing oldest known fragment of the new testement!

Thank SmilesGB
Reviewed 2 days ago

very impressive building. would recommend even if just going to walk through it and see the architecture.

Thank Penile D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to wander round and enjoy the calmness in the middle of the city. Stunning architecture and history, and really easy to get to. The cafe and gift shop are also excellent.

Thank Bekki G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were recommended by the visitor information lady to visit this place as we said we liked architecture and history. She gave us a map and we saw lots of other interesting and beautiful places first then entered the John Rylance Library. It is stunning,...More

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be prepared to be amazed by the exterior and interior design, it's richly abundant internal features, history it holds and the rare pieces continued within. The cafe attached is worth a visit serving wholesome food and drink.

Thank amandaw99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a really cool little visit. Old library. Not a long sort of outing, but has some neat items and beautiful architecture. Worth stopping in for sure.

Thank sierra_foxtrot_zulu
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great spot with fab architecture and exhibits, wee cafe and shop. The old toilets are worth a look if you are fit. Nice touch in the gallery where you can don top hats and take a picture.

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go see this exquisite library. A visual feast and reference for Hogworts on film. Easy to get too on Deansgate. It's free too!

Thank MestizoCub
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing building, wonderful architecture and gargoyles, great collection of books, often have exhibitions on, quirky gift shop

Thank JanetT423
Reviewed 5 days ago

After 6 months or so of living in Manchester I finally got round to exploring its gems. This is an absolutely beautiful place, both rich in history but also a valuable study resource for university students. The juxtaposition of old and modern architecture is truly...More

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Suzana A
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Foodie1252 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the public are allowed to take photos inside the library.
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Andrea M
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Yvette J | Property representative |
Hi Andrea we are indeed free and our opening hours are on the website (TA won't let me link to it) copied here for convenience: Monday: 12noon to 5pm Tuesday: 10am to 5pm Wednesday: 10am to 5pm Thursday: 10am to... More
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darsie84
February 12, 2017|
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Hello darsie84 yes we welcome everyone. We have baby changing facilities and our building is accessible so please do bring baby! Hope you enjoy our beautiful building. We also run a toddler tales storytime on the first... More
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