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“Just like Hogwarts”

The John Rylands Library
Ranked #1 of 188 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“Just like Hogwarts”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Just loved the whole Gothic experience of the visit. The books out on show were interesting too.
The loos are fantastic too if you bother to walk down the corridors to find the Victorian ones.
Do not have a dislike to report, would recommend it to everyone.

Visited December 2012
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“Visit an astounding place of interest”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I spent the day there looking around the first part of the morning then photographs the remainder of my stay. The cafe was nice cosy comfy. Staff great.

Visited December 2012
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“A stunning place”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We dropped on this whilst in Manchester for the Xmas markets, what a gem and well worth a stroll around. The building is wonderful

Visited December 2012
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This library is a haven. The Victorian building is beautiful and has a really interesting history. The modern extension is also fabulous. The education programme is great and they have very interesting exhibitions and also short lunchtime lectures. If you have not been - go!

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A Temple of Knowlage”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This buidling is amazing. Newly refurbished it is a temple to knowlage. It is like a Church inside but its worshiping something useful!

Visited December 2012
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