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The John Rylands Library

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Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
Phone Number: +44 161 306 0555
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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 architecture

i had a short tour inside the library, what a beautiful architecture, must visit in Manchester, it is free of charge and it took around 30 minutes visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

i had a short tour inside the library, what a beautiful architecture, must visit in Manchester, it is free of charge and it took around 30 minutes visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This library is absolutly beautiful. Obviously they had a lot of amazing books there, but the architecture of the building is equally interesting. The exhibit that was on at the time I was there was really educational and a fun way to spend some time. I also visited the little café on the ground floor and the staff was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing architecture in the heart of the city. Great way to spend 30/40 minutes. Free to get in and really worth the trip if you're sightseeing around Manchester.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside this library the old parts look like Hogwarts. We saw the oldest fragment of the New Testament and the Grafton portrait of Shakespeare or is it?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So this is the number one thing to do in Manchester? The John Rylands has a lot to live up to. It certainly lives up to it's rating. I was blown away by the magnificent architecture and the attention to detail that went into the construction and maintenance of this wonderful building. If you love old buildings you must check... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful typical architecture in "english style" with breathtaking atmosphere. Nice Library´s shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides the beauty of the John Rylands Library, what impressed us is that it is still a functioning library. What an amazing testament by his wife. Good café too. Make sure to find the librarian automaton.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was great! The library and its contents are amazing and definitely worth visiting. On top of it, architecturally the original building and a very sympathetic modern extension work so well.

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Awesome building inside and out, I'm sure the exhibits are great but I was more interested in the building it's self it's quite breathtaking,also a lovely café inside, I didn't eat in the cafe but I did have a coffee which was lovely, I noticed some tables with reserved signs on so it must be very popular

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having visited Manchester many many times I can't believe I have never been in here before. The architecture is so beautiful and breathtaking. There is an eerie library silence allowing you to take in the amazing structure and atmosphere. Free to visit too. A definite must for new and old visitors to Manchester.

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