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“Lovely Library”

The John Rylands Library
Ranked #1 of 182 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Library”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Really good selection, nice atmosphere, not all sterile and plasticky like some renovated libraries can come across as. Quite open and very pretty architecture, some parts. Enjoyed a good few study sessions in the private rooms upstairs, too, nice little nook all to myself.

Visited April 2013
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Endon, United Kingdom
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“Small but very good”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great architecture and exhibits. If you are interested in books make sure you visit. They even have a small section of the earliest known copy of the bible.

Visited December 2013
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Nice building & book collection”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

The building is definitely worth a visit. Great book collection and nice exhibition as well. It's still possible to use the historical reading room to read or learn in silence.

Visited December 2013
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Nice place!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

nice old library great place for visitors to go and experience English culture and it's free!

Visited December 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic exterior and interior”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Well worth a visit to this superior building, architecture is purely breathtaking, even had a nice spot of lunch downstairs, perfect afternoon

Visited November 2013
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