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The John Rylands Library

150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
+44 161 306 0555
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Beautiful

Found this by accident and decided yo have a look around. It's a very beautiful building and very... read more

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Suzanne P
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Remind the new generation of the glory of books

What a stunningly beautiful building filled with books from modern to classics to reams of... read more

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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found this by accident and decided yo have a look around. It's a very beautiful building and very interesting. Well worth a visit

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a stunningly beautiful building filled with books from modern to classics to reams of encyclopaedias! Yes! Wikipedia didn’t always exist! Every time I come to Manchester - I make time to stop off here.

Thank Ren G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wanted to visit here as I had seen photos and couldn't believe how it looked and wow I wasn't disappointed it is an amazing place for a library well worth a visit and all for free

Thank misspertwee
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not difficult to find your way to this library and it is a trip well worth your time and admission is free. Start at the top floor (take the lift) and work you way down. The historical reading room is even more stunning...More

Thank whisker11
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful old building with fabulous sympathetic modern additional parts. The reading room is truly incredible - well worth a visit

Thank Chestertripper
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled across this gem whilst out shopping and wandering. Great piece of history right in the city centre.

Thank Hop3y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The arcitecture is stunning.There is an excellent feel of old and new where the newer parts of the building is adjoining the old part. I congratulate everyone on the preservation work that has been done. The room guide didn't appear desperate to be asked questions...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a superb building !! An absolute gem in the heart of Manchester. Definately well worth a visit. Cannot recommend enough.

Thank jokelly99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Manchester the John Rylands library is a must see. The library had the most incredible reading room you can visit and enjoy. Regular exhibits are also shown. The interior and exterior of this Neo Gothic building should not be missed.

Thank Leisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entering without any expectations really I was very plaesantly surprised! What a place, stunning architecture, definitely Harry Potter-ish feel to it, some stunning books in the archive and beautiful public reading room. Free entry.

Thank Rickzkm
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Magshiel
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
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hawaayman
11 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
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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.
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