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The John Rylands Library

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Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
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+44 161 306 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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Welcome to The John Rylands Library, one of the world's finest collections...

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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John Rylands in the middle of the city

Wow how could I not have visited this library sooner! I was really lucky to visit John Rylands for the first tie in the dark (a special exhibition). It was the perfect... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow how could I not have visited this library sooner! I was really lucky to visit John Rylands for the first tie in the dark (a special exhibition). It was the perfect introduction to a heavily historic building. You can feel the history oozing from the walls in this place. Somewhere to grab a real piece of peace in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A big plus is the cafe /restaurant excellent well worth a visit and don't miss the original toilets in the basement

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Steeped in history, a delight to visit. Fabulous architecture do find time to go. It's really interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful original building well restored to its glory . Real treasure of social history with some unique books .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Wonderful building with a lovely history and personal story. It's a good visit for adults and teenagers, children who are interested in history, books and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

John Rylands Library is a buidling of outstanding beauty, not only the architecture, but the history engrained in the books and artifacts. Steeped in history you can almost 'feel' the history around you . . . MAGICAL!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Has to be seen when visiting Manchester. The architecture is breathtakingly beautiful. Has a nice little coffee shop that is worth a visit too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must go and visit if in manchester. The archeteture is amazing and it is so peaceful. Only wish we could go to the 2nd tier level.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A cultural oasis in a bustling city. On a weekend away in Manchester the John Ryland Library was a welcome break from the bustling shops of the city centre. A lovely lunch of tasty soup and sandwiches in the open, airy modern cafe and a browse in the interesting gift shop was followed by an explore of the Victorian building... More 

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Great place to visit in the city centre. Fantastic building lots of history. Manchester has great libraries

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