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Armstrong Browning Library and Museum

710 Speight Avenue, One Bear Place #97152, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-4313
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Amazingly Gorgeous!

I visited the Armstrong Browning Library located on the Baylor University campus. The outside of... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Lisa B
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Texas
Most beautiful spot on the Baylor campus

If you love the poetry of the Brownings, then you must visit this library. I studied here while at... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Elizabeth S
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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710 Speight Avenue, One Bear Place #97152, Waco, TX 76798
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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...More

1  Thank Lisa B
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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.

Thank Elizabeth S
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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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Reviewed 1 June 2016

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

Thank W P
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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!

Thank Steve14051
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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....More

1  Thank Huldah906
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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...More

1  Thank Tom G
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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.

1  Thank Ginger R
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stopped by here looking for something different. The stain glass windows were nice to look at. But that's about it. We went. We looked. We left. In and out of that place in 10 minutes. Very boring. I would pass on this unless you...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Great Waco stop- must do for those who love architecture. The collection itself is really nice and interesting but the building is a gem. It has so many wonderful characteristics of the time it was built (50s) and classic design elements. The terrazzo floors, soaring...More

1  Thank Sheryl B
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