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The John Rylands Library

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Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
Phone Number: +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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beautiful architecture

Worthy of a visit to see the architecture. Books are all encased in glass, but the building is beautiful and the space is church-like.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worthy of a visit to see the architecture. Books are all encased in glass, but the building is beautiful and the space is church-like.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can afford the time it is certainly worth spending a couple of hours looking at the historic books and documents,Also you are able to get a light meal--very good.Fantastic location with super shops around it also two of the cities Courts adjacent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is just beautiful! Right from walking in the door you are taken back in time by the wonderful wooden furniture. Although, it is used as a quiet place by university students so the aluminium and glass of MacBooks is quite a contrast! Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited a couple of times as living 10 miles south of Manchester. Very interesting and beautiful. Google before visiting. A very good cafe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stunning late-Victorian neo-gothic architecture. An absolute delight to wonder around. The historic reading room is grand! Lovely quiet spaces where you can bring your laptop and do some study. The cafe downstairs is nice - slow service but very friendly staff. Great wee gift store too. Must visit when in town (free).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took some friends in here on there first sight seeing trip to manchester . Lovely old building , well kept and steeped with history . Harry potter would think he was at home in here its just like somthing out of hogwarts . Even the toilets are worth a look , brilliant historical visit .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really encapsulating library, if you're in Manchester you MUST visit!!! A huge range of books, papers, files, you name it! Awesome architecture and helpful staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good shop and excellent licenced cafe. A very pleasant guide took us on a short tour of the library and a longer more detailed tour is also available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited earlier in the year and thoroughly enjoyed. Noticed retro record players for sale and called to see if we could pay over the phone and have collected as surprise birthday present. Very happy to accommodate even though "not the norm" and not done before. Popped in to say thank you. Excellent service

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our Son recommend us to visit this fabulous building first of all the building its self is interesting it stands out among the new structure and when you walk in you feel like you are walking in on a film the huge books all placed in glass cases you are allowed with the help of staff to read them. along... More 

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