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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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10:00 - 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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Great hidden gem in our city !

Took some friends in here on there first sight seeing trip to manchester . Lovely old building , well kept and steeped with history . Harry potter would think he was at home... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took some friends in here on there first sight seeing trip to manchester . Lovely old building , well kept and steeped with history . Harry potter would think he was at home in here its just like somthing out of hogwarts . Even the toilets are worth a look , brilliant historical visit .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really encapsulating library, if you're in Manchester you MUST visit!!! A huge range of books, papers, files, you name it! Awesome architecture and helpful staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good shop and excellent licenced cafe. A very pleasant guide took us on a short tour of the library and a longer more detailed tour is also available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited earlier in the year and thoroughly enjoyed. Noticed retro record players for sale and called to see if we could pay over the phone and have collected as surprise birthday present. Very happy to accommodate even though "not the norm" and not done before. Popped in to say thank you. Excellent service

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our Son recommend us to visit this fabulous building first of all the building its self is interesting it stands out among the new structure and when you walk in you feel like you are walking in on a film the huge books all placed in glass cases you are allowed with the help of staff to read them. along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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