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Armstrong Browning Library

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Address: 710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
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+1 254-710-3566
09:00 - 17:00
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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on...

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 and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.

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Beautiful and Calming

Everying you ever wanted to know about Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A wonderful respite from a hectic day. Absolutely gorgeous.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 July 2015
Waco, Texas
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Waco, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Everying you ever wanted to know about Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A wonderful respite from a hectic day. Absolutely gorgeous.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

The paintings, the sculpture, the architecture....everything about this place is world class. A diamond in the middle of Texas and tucked away on the Baylor campus. Definitely worth a look!

Thank dennish957
Orange County, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Enjoyed this collection, building, and furnishings completely! Easy to do in an hour if you need to and don't forget the garden. Absolutely beautiful!

Thank MominOC
Richardson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Take advantage of this little hideaway in Waco - you'll feel like you've stumbled into an old English university library.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

A-B Library is an outstanding place to visit often. One comes away with a greater appreciation for the Brownings.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Any fan of the Brownings should try to visit this museum at least once in their lives. They had an exhibit with other Browning contemporaries while we were there. Saw actual correspondence written by Tennyson, Dickens, Whittier, and others. The building is beautiful and there is no admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

Undeniably this is an impressive and finely crafted building, in an exquisite and peaceful setting, and staffed by delightfully courteous and enthusiastic folk. However, the core justification for this shrine's creation was surely to communicate the literary and living significance of the two poets, not to deify them with arcane memorabilia and tenuous associations. If this museum indeed possesses the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Incredible history with lots of artifacts from Robert and Elizabeth Browning. Easy parking. Exterior nothing special. Awesome displays including a large number of stained glass windows. We spent an hour but for a Browning researcher this library would be like dying and going to heaven.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

It was beautiful! We were unable to see the entire building, but would love to come back for it. It is dedicated to Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's literature and lives. It includes an entire room from their house (which I was unable to see), man beautiful stained glass windows with literature quotes, books, memorabilia, art. Built beautifully!

Thank Hollydama
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

I have really no interest in the three famous literary Brownings (or in poetry) but found the interior of the building beautiful with the many stained glass windows and decorative wood, stone, painted ceilings etc. Like an American Cathedral. A lot of time and effort has gone in to this place. Free! Especially good to go when Baylor id out... More 

1 Thank John B

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