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Armstrong Browning Library and Museum

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A real gem!

We loved this museum - totally unexpected. After you walk through 1500 pound bronze doors, you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LomitaLane
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San Diego, California
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Beautiful library

As a retired University professor I have been in many libraries during my academic career, this is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AUtigerSD
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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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...more
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710 Speight Avenue, One Bear Place #97152, Waco, TX 76798
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this museum - totally unexpected. After you walk through 1500 pound bronze doors, you will be transported. We asked for a tour and were fortunate to be guided by Kasie who brought the museum to life for us.

Thank LomitaLane
JustinK2618, Tour Guide and Facilities Assitant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are always glad to provide guided tours when we have a host on hand to give them! We are fortunate to have Kacie with us here at the ABL and will pass along your kind words to her!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building and the things inside are world-class in every respect, especially if you are a fan of the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When you go inside, be prepared for quietness and awe as you enjoy stained-glass windows, sculptures, and the writings...More

Thank Ed D
Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you were able to stop by and take in our collection!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a retired University professor I have been in many libraries during my academic career, this is by far the most beautiful and impressive one I have seen! It is truly a must see if you are in Waco! It is free and open to...More

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Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you found our library! And we agree: the Armstrong Browning Library is a must-see in Waco!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

The architecture and stained glass in this space was beautiful. The tour guides were students and very knowledgeable.

Thank Carla T
Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very proud of our Student Hosts and their willingness to assist our visitors. We are glad you stopped by and that they were able to enhance your visit to the ABL!

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The unique opportunity to see the works of Robert Barret Browning in this beautiful venue is a plus to visitors on Baylor campus. It is the romantic choice of many proposals of matrimony for BU students.

Thank Scott S
Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad our space is special to visitors and Baylor Bears alike!

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Renewed my interest in these poets. The stained glass is amazing. I didn't know this place was here until we took the Waco Tour. I just had to come back. You only need about 1 hour here.

Thank justssalter
Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad the Waco Tours points people in our direction on their tours!

Reviewed 21 July 2018

If you are interested in poetry or if you are interested in furniture, stained glas, history, this is the place to visit in Waco. The Library is a part of Baylor University, located close to I35. Parking in the street at the building. If you...More

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Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem! This building is absolutely gorgeous. Like something you would see in NYC or DC! And all around the place the artifacts and art are stunning. We enjoyed walking through and the staff were very helpful and friendly. They have a lovely...More

Thank Cathy S
Justin K, Tour Guide and Facilities Assistant at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Hi Cathy, we are so glad you stopped by the ABL! We are always glad to assist visitors with whatever they might need while visiting our beautiful space!

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Loved this place, it was so nice to get out of the heat, and just relax and look at all the collections.

Thank Betsy C
Justin K, Facilities Assistant and Tour Guide at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

We are so happy you stopped by, Betsy! And we agree, the cool air conditioning is one of the best parts about the ABL in the summertime!

Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had wanted to see the stained glass I’d read about and it does not disappoint. The were also many interesting displays of writings of Elizabeth Browning. For a little quiet break in th day I would recommend. Probably not great for taking children because...More

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Justin K, Facilities Assistant and Tour Guide at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

We are so glad you made a point to visit the library and see our beautiful stained glass windows - thank you for your kind words and we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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