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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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Amazing building,only went to have a quick look but stayed nearly an hour....well worth a visit, terrific architecture and nice quiet areas to read study etc

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing building,only went to have a quick look but stayed nearly an hour....well worth a visit, terrific architecture and nice quiet areas to read study etc

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Manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lived in the area all my life and yet never contemplated a visit before. How I regret not visiting before. A truly wonderful building, impressive collection of literary works and a truly enjoyable visit.

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

Popped in by accident. The actual building itself is breathtaking even the antique gents toilets Also opened my eyes to Jeff Nuttall Can't wait to return

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

Very interesting building but not sure what the point of the whole thing is The book collections are very random although you cant read them as they are all behind glass I would recommend going on the guided tour for proper understanding (which we missed) or risk being a bit bemused as we were

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An unplanned visit... just called in as we were in the area. A beautiful building and helpful staff. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

very impressive library to visit and stay for some reading. but My son and I got allergy on 3rd floor where you can sit in a cabinet. I couldn't stopping coughing and my son's eyes got itching. That is usual reaction for us when we have allergic reaction. We went out and our allergic reaction stopped.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stunning, beautiful building, takes you back in time, and the definition of what a real library is. has facinating exhibitions and always a winner when showing new people around manchester, complete with the cute cafe on the ground floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe I've never been here before!!! Step into a world of Harry Potter!! Enchanting!!! Fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Working for a building contractor I have been within the deepest confinds of this building and it is a stunning building. The exterior stonework, if not a bit weathered and in need for a clean is still amazing. But the really stunning features architecturally are inside with intricate details. There is also an amazing vast collection of rare books and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We Visited the John Rylands Library on our trip to Manchester not knowing what to expect and thinking this was a site of an old Church, we were blown away with this place the arcitecture is amazing if your into history and old building this is a must

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