John Rylands Library

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  • Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, United Kingdom, M3 3EH
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1613060555
  • Fax: +44-01618345574
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition , Community And Government, Libraries, Landmarks

The John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester is a very important place to visit in the city. The library is perhaps one of the most amazingly diligently maintained and prestigious ones which makes it a treat for students and scholars but this is not the only reason either. There are a few more.

The beautiful building of the library built by John Rylands’ wife itself is worth the visit. This gothic style building is one of the prettiest sights in the University of Manchester. The lovely halls and the amazing interiors make it a tourist attraction in itself.

But even this isn’t all. The Rylands Library is also home to several exhibitions. The exhibitions change frequently and belong to a variety of walks of life. Visual art works, writing, painting poetry, and so many more make it a celebration of the intellectual. One thing not to be missed is an Exhibition called Morbid Miscellany which takes you into the creepy secrets of the collections. A very interesting place to visit for one and all, it doesn’t come as a surprise that this library is one of the top tourist attractions of Manchester. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Manchester Itinerary 3 Days.

  • Photography is not allowed in the exhibition halls.

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  • John Rylands Library Address: 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, United Kingdom, M3 3EH
  • John Rylands Library Contact Number: +44-1613060555
  • John Rylands Library Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • John Rylands Library Price: Free
  • Best time to visit John Rylands Library(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
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  • 83.29% of people who visit Manchester include John Rylands Library in their plan

  • 39.06% of people start their John Rylands Library visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see John Rylands Library

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

78.77% of people prefer walking in order to reach John Rylands Library

People normally club together Manchester Townhall and Manchester Art Gallery while planning their visit to John Rylands Library.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This is one of the most beautiful libraries I have ever seen. The stone work is well preserved with rich colours, the books are varied and have such interesting names. There are people using the library so you will need to be respectful of that. Below the main area is the old entrance with a do it yourself photobooth. You can take some pictures with friends and post it to wherever while tagging the library. The best part is that it is free! Donations welcome of course. I highly recommend this place.

  • Lots of people told me this was a 'Must See' in Manchester. It's lovely. A beautiful building with free admission. You can spend an hour here just wandering around and photographing the gorgeous windows and architecture and books. There is a coffee shop and a little shopping area and toilets. Recommended.

  • Beautiful place if you like the atmosphere of a library. Impressive building and excellent conservation. Entrance is free and you have a coffee and a shop inside. I recommend you to visit also the toilets. Don't miss this place if you like to be peacefully surrounded by books. You can also sit there and read or work with your computer. They take care of the details here. A 5 🌟 treasure from my point of view

  • Very interesting place. I liked the exhibition about the contribution of women to society. The building and the book collection are also pretty amazing.

  • Great library in the middle of Manchester. It's quite short to get through (

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