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Harry Ransom Center

21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
+1 512-471-8944
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Fun Visit!

I recently spent an afternoon here with my husband and work colleagues and we all enjoyed it! The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashley G
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South Dakota
A Must Visit

Really interesting and free too. This is a gem of an attraction right on the campus of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott S
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Marion, Indiana
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21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
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Reviewed yesterday

I recently spent an afternoon here with my husband and work colleagues and we all enjoyed it! The museum has an eclectic collection of interesting artistic and historical items, it seems like there's something for everyone. We especially enjoyed the "Stories To Tell" exhibit, which...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting and free too. This is a gem of an attraction right on the campus of the University of Texas. Highlights for us: Gutenberg Bible exhibit Worlds first photograph Einstein notebook display Ulysses exhibit Frida Kahlo painting Matisse paper collages Very well laid out...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has some great treasures. Entrance is free. I enjoyed very much seeing the David Foster Wallace materials, the James Joyce materials, Matisse stuff. Good way to spend an hour or two.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Current exhibit includes Einstein's handwritten theory, Astronomer Carolyn Herschel's 18136 drawings of Comet Halley, a Gutenberg bible (permanent exhibit), Arthur Conan Doyle's "Spirit" photographs, and a lovely exhibit of Matisse's Jazz paper collages. And much much more. Admission is Free, it's a research library with...More

Thank astrojane
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Not so much a history museum as an arts and humanities museum with emphasis on the modern works of the past century or so. I've wanted to visit here for quite some time & finally made it this week, and glad I invested the time....More

Thank TXhome1225
Reviewed 15 May 2017

this free exhibit focuses on the art and history of storytelling, and yes features the gutenberg bible, matisse, uncle tom's cabin, robert deniro's script and clothes from taxi driver, scarlett o'hara's green velvet drapery hat, and much more, including (timely enough) watergate memorabilia.

Thank joy L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We love the various exhibits and showings at UT's Harry Ransom Center. Parking may sometimes be difficult to find just off the Drag. but the exhibits are worth the trouble. We will never forget the "Gone with the Wind" exhibit - we could have spent...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I visit the HRC every time I'm in Austin. They have interesting FREE exhibits, and it is awe-inspiring to see the Gutenberg Bible. The folks who work there are very helpful and willing to share their knowledge. To get to see what I consider to...More

Thank JennyAGoGo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From Robert DeNiro's jacket in Taxi Driver to a Gutenberg Bible to the first photograph ever taken to charts depicting the connections in James Joyce's Ulysses, there's no end of treasures here. Go.

Thank abecedarius
Reviewed 20 March 2017

So much to see! Quite a few breathtaking permanent installation, as well as touring collections! We saw one of the first Guttenburg Bibles, which is one of the first books to ever come off the Printing Press! We saw a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, one...More

Thank Timothy J
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