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“Fascinating place”

The John Rylands Library
Ranked #3 of 160 things to do in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I have been to John Rylands Library so many times. The architecture and history is incredible. Defo worth a visit, even if you only have five minutes make sure you pop into this building when in Manchester. If you have longer there is loads to see, brilliant coffee and a fab gift shop!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this library recently. Very unique building.
If you are in area, highly recommend to pay a visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SawYuM
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

If you visit Manchester centre, it is most certainly a must see. The building is so beautiful, mainly inside as untouched by weather. Probably the most complex and beautiful that I have seen. Awesome...There are so many fine buildings in Manchester and in close proximity, so it is easy to walk and enjoy, also great shopping and restauration experience. Good coffee culture, so much more to say. Go and enjoy...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank keithlinda04
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The John Rylands Library is one of Manchester's finest old buildings - it's Neo-Gothic style sets it apart from it's surroundings. It's definitely worth a quick visit if ever you are in Manchester.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nik-W2011
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

So much history. The first for a library. The building is an historic charm. You get smart just walking through the door. A delightful adventure.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BillyBiii
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