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Armstrong Browning Library

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Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
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+1 254-710-3566
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on...

The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.

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More Than a Museum, It's Almost Like a Palace

Picture yourself wandering around Buckingham Palace and you'll get an idea of what this place is like. The ceramic and china figurines on display in the various display cases are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
jrsmith8
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Monroe, Louisiana
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place, although beautiful inside, is quite a misnomer. In fact, I don't really know what it is. It is not a library because I hardly saw any books, it isn't a study place because I only counted 7 tables, and it really isn't a museum either because they don't have many items on display. It is its own unique... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Picture yourself wandering around Buckingham Palace and you'll get an idea of what this place is like. The ceramic and china figurines on display in the various display cases are breathtaking. The many various colors of Wedgewood china you rarely if ever see together in one location. The stained glass windows on the ground floor cost, I am told, some... More 

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Thank jrsmith8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited the Armstrong Browning Library located on the Baylor University campus. The outside of the library is unremarkable and is the main reason I have never visited this library before now. However, this library is absolutely gorgeous on the inside! It has beautiful wood walls, marble columns, beautiful stained glass windows, wooden library shelves with many rare books. This... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you love the poetry of the Brownings, then you must visit this library. I studied here while at Baylor because it is a quiet place. It is beautiful and a must-see.

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Thank Elizabeth S
Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This gem located on Baylor University campus is filled with beautiful stained glass windows and the love of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning! The ballroom in this library was used to create the Beauty and the Beast ballroom!!

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Thank MinnieKay
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Beautiful, historical, amazing, wonderful building, perfect site for weddings and other events.Handicap accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The most beautiful Baylor library. If you enjoy beautiful architecture this is a must see. There are many gorgeous stained glass windows and historical documents pertinent to Waco and Baylor. Free admission!

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Thank Steve14051
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you zip in and out, you've short-changed yourself. Why not stop a moment in the center of each room and look around? Allow yourself to be amazed at the stained glass, the bronze doors, the intricate ceilings. Notice the bells and pomegranate floor motif. The best way for those of us who aren't Browning scholars to appreciate the museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This building is incredibly beautiful inside. The Italian marble columns and woodwork are as good as it gets. The stained glass windows are each incredible works of art. If you are on the Baylor campus make sure to spend at least 30 minutes here. I felt smarter and classier for just having visited...really.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Won't take but 5-10min to see it all but what you do see is pretty and interesting. Probably a great place to study or read.

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