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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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Hours:
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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Beautiful building...

A great place to take visitors to the city - impressive architecture and lots to wander round and look at.

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place to take visitors to the city - impressive architecture and lots to wander round and look at.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Building, Exceptional collections and very interesting story of possessing them. Among the most unique is tiny papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John that is the oldest "manuscript" of the New Testament!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From first entering you will be amazed at the architecture as this is only the start the books are amazing and just to walk round is interesting well worth the visit if you are in manchester also the tram stop is just outside

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you can spend a couple of hours looking round. the ceilings are a work of art. then have a snack in the café.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like a super library this should be on your list. As soon as you step inside you are transformed to another place. The history of this library is amazing and indeed you can feel it when visiting. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't pay attention you could loose the opportunity to visit for free a nice place in the middle of Manchester. Interesting building with a beautiful reading room.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic building to look around beautiful ceilings etc what a pleasure to visit and wonderful gesture this family donated this library to the public .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful atmosphere in there. It takes you back in time and it feels like being in a movie. Not much is happening there, but it's worth the trip if you like books and beautiful buildings.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning..you could(but shouldn't) just walk past this building..just take a peek inside even if you only have a few minutes

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Years since I went into library itself and there are more things to see now. I do remember the atmospheric feeling of it and the lovely interior. Must go inside again. However, I have recently been a couple of times to the bookshop/café. They are both good. I was surprise at how reasonable the prices are in the café. There... More 

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