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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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12:00 - 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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Beautiful Library

I lived in Manchester as a student and when my mum came to visit, I took her here. It looks just like something from a Harry Potter film. Gorgeous building, and an interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I lived in Manchester as a student and when my mum came to visit, I took her here. It looks just like something from a Harry Potter film. Gorgeous building, and an interesting story behind it. Great location, right in the city centre surrounded by contrasting modern buildings.

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a seriously impressive building and a must for the bibliophile. Tremendous architecture and some fabulous books we spent a really interesting half hour walking around...

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful library in the centre of Manchester, and admission is free. It is really beautyful and interesting, and in my opinion a must-see, especially for library and book lovers!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always try to pop in to this beautiful library when I come back to Manchester. Discovered when I was studying here, I find it completely magical!

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

This Library is brilliant and my family are going to re visit for the carol service this year. The architecture is fabulous and the papyrus and other exhibits are very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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