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The John Rylands Library

150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
+44 161 306 0555
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A world-class gem!

The John Rylands Library is certainly a sight to behold. They have a huge collection of books from... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2012
A great building

This is a lovely building. Right in the centre of Manchester. Take a look and see it for yourself.

Reviewed 3 March 2012
Catherine A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
+44 161 306 0555
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

The John Rylands Library is certainly a sight to behold. They have a huge collection of books from centuries ago and even have a piece of bible from 125AD. The building is beautiful and the archtecture quite stunning. Modern 21st century bits have been added...More

Thank chickincheltenham
Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is a lovely building. Right in the centre of Manchester. Take a look and see it for yourself.

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Its worth a break from shopping to spend a peaceful hour in this cathedral to learning. The Architecture is so impressive, a wonderful place to study.

Thank Gabrielle L
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is a very atmospheric building holding regular exhibitions.

Thank edith_beryl
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Very helpful and handy always go! The staff are polite.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 24 February 2012

A bueatiful peice of architecture with lots to look at inside and out if you enjoy architecture

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Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is a must on a visit to Manchester. Beautiful architecture and very interesting.

Thank Dottydenise
Reviewed 23 February 2012

the history of how it came into being was fascinating and this building MUST be one of the finest in Manchester

Thank cheshiredolphin
Reviewed 23 February 2012

The best bit was seeing the parchment of the Bible (date 150AD, I think). You can also sit down to relax and do some reading. Free of charge, but a donation is polite.

Thank S G
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Since its renovation this iconic building has become more visitor-friendly. It is a gem of Victorian architecture, and a jewel in Manchester's crown. Look around at the exhibits and rarities. I passed it by for years. It was a mistake!

Thank JSL47
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12 September 2017|
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Response from Yvette J | Property representative |
Hi Magshiel at the moment we don't have a coffee shop. We are reviewing our service and planning to re-open it in the next few months. There are lots of places to enjoy refreshments nearby and we can advise you when you... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Ellanor-Aquitaine | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can find a map and address on the main TripAdvisor page, or visit here the official website (no html links allowed here) on how to get to the Library. Once inside, although I didn't find a map of the floor plan... More
Suzana A
12 April 2017|
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Response from Foodie1252 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the public are allowed to take photos inside the library.