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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
All reviews beautiful building harry potter reading room gothic architecture new testament worth a visit old building free entry on display gift shop visiting manchester great place to visit city centre couple of hours afternoon tea hogwarts manuscripts
Beautiful building and right off the main road so easy to find.
We visited whilst there was an additional exhibition on about the women of Manchester.
No entrance fee. There is also a visitor shop and facilities onsite.
We were recommended by the reception staff of our hotel the Midland to visit this library.So glad we did.You may think,why visit a library,but it’s much more.With it’s stain glass windows and beautiful pillars,sculptures and high ceilings .
It’s a must for all ages.I would...More
Well the building itself is worth a visit inside and out, never mind all the books and history the place is full of and it's free, staff are very informative if you ask and they have things for the kids to do
Wow ! Down Deansgate, This Gothic Church like Library is well worth seeing . If you like books and something to study go to this place where they seem to have so many books it`s unbelievable . Outside it looks like a church and don`t...More
They do not rent out books any more, it's a visit only, but the building is beautiful and it is free admission. They have a store on the first level where you can purchase souvenirs. Inside the library makes you feel you are inside Harry...More
Date of experience: December 2018
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Yvette J, Manager at The John Rylands Library, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago
Hi - you are permitted to read our books and archives, but have to do this on site due to the value and uniqueness of them. We have a special reading room where this happens and anyone over 16 can become a reader with us....More
Visiting the old parts of the library was an absolute delight. Tours are offered and good to go with the tour, but you have the chance to explore to your hearts content after the tour. A great experience not to be missed! And if local,...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