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Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977
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Worth a visit

Really fascinating building and impressive collection. Great visiting exhibit that we enjoyed. Even... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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A must visit for avid readers

This inspirational setting houses over one million old and rare books including a complete... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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121 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8917
+1 203-432-2977

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really fascinating building and impressive collection. Great visiting exhibit that we enjoyed. Even our 2 year old was impressed! Not a long stay but plenty of walking and courtyard space to take in after!

Thank Mrbrowncanmoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This inspirational setting houses over one million old and rare books including a complete Gutenberg Bible. The building itself is worth visiting for its construction features.

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive building endowed by the Beinecke family and designed by Gordon Bunshaft is the holy of holies for rare book lovers. Do a little research beforehand to get the best from your visit. You can find references to the titles in the collection and...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is devoted to rare books and is one of the world's largest repositories of rare books. Interestingly, this library has room in the central tower for 180,000 volumes and in the underground book stacks for more than a...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 27 April 2017

As you walk through the Yale campus you can't miss the Beinecke. If you catch it on a sunny day you will see the light coming through the marble panels as you stand inside. The Gutenberg Bible is a must see. Special exhibits are usually...More

1  Thank JKR4514
Reviewed 29 March 2017

One of America's great collections!! Amazing to see Audubon's folio on display, as well as the Gutenberg bible. The protection for their rare book collection is amazing--I can only imagine being able to go in and cruise the stacks, looking at their collection!

Thank ghotai
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I'd really enjoy going back and finding out more about this place. We saw a Gutenberg Bible and an original Audubon anthology. There was enough to see and experience for a short visit and if you could get a tour and check out the special...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Saturday tours provide nice introduction to the library's collection and building design. Special exhibits always serve to enhance the library's permanent offerings.

1  Thank Alexaliz
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

If you see nothing else in New Haven this should be it. I had no idea how impressive this place was going to be but glad I stumbled into this true gem. They are starting Afternoon tours so check the website for times.

Thank TravelingSpinsterTA
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My friends took me to Beinecke as part of my Yale tour, and I was blown away. There was an exhibit about the Harlem Renaissance, which was absolutely fascinating. We wandered around for almost an hour and loved it. The fact that they have a...More

Thank aaa791
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