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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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Had a lovely time here interesting place and I didn't know it was here all these years well worth a visit architecture is beautiful and so many books and statues and a small room with display cases to with various clothes and other interesting things...More
Love this place . If you visit Manchester you have to see this library. It is beautiful and his toric. It always facinates everytime I go. It usually has a new exhibition every few months. It even featured in peaky blinders. It has unbelievable collections...More
I was with a friend and we had a little time to spare one Saturday afternoon, so we decided to find the John Rylands Library. We're so glad we did! It's a fantastic building which oozes character and history. Well worth a visit.
Going through the modern main entrance you don’t really expect there to be an old library hidden inside!
Walk through the cloisters to the library - 2 rooms with very old books. It would be nice to get an over view of what books are...More
This is quite an unusual place; loads of antique books and manuscripts, all housed in a wonderful building. I only went for a browse but I'm sure you could find lots of academic stuff as there were a few students there working. Some really interesting...More
At last a Neo-gothic building that impressed me, the soaring ceiling takes the breath away, and the ceiling bosses possess a deal of humour not usually associated with the period. The staff were extremely welcoming and informative, and the only real minus point for me...More
I love how the gothic architecture is joined by a modern extension adjacent to it. The contrast of old and new. The size is not huge, we only spent about 45mins to 1 hr looking around and for the exhibition. Is definitely worth for a...More
Response from SennonLegend | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m really not sure? It’s part of the University of Manchester, so not aimed at that age group but they are very welcoming and I would certainly recommend the venue, your daughter will be in awe! I’ve taken my to all... More
Sorry I’m really not sure? It’s part of the University of Manchester, so not aimed at that age group but they are very welcoming and I would certainly recommend the venue, your daughter will be in awe! I’ve taken my to all manner of library over the years, she’s now completing an MA in Manchester
Response from Yvette J | Property representative |
Hi. We have two reading rooms and both are now areas where people doing their own study can come - you don't have to read our collections to use our reading rooms. We've listened to requests for a quiet space and hope you... More
Hi. We have two reading rooms and both are now areas where people doing their own study can come - you don't have to read our collections to use our reading rooms. We've listened to requests for a quiet space and hope you find the kind of space you need to help with your studies. Please ask any member of the team. Thanks. Yvette