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

John Rylands Library - Review

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.

John Rylands Library Information

  • Photography is not allowed in the exhibition halls.

How To reach John Rylands Library by Public Transport

  • SpringfieldsDeansgate/ Bridge Street 

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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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  • 83.9% 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

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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.

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John Rylands Library, Manchester Reviews

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

  • A must visit. The story behind it is very lovely. It’s more of a museum than a library. The architecture is breath taking. Good gifts shop. And there’s a coffee shop as well.

  • Great library to be visited while in Manchester. The design is amazing and support much history lays into it. Inside is wonderful and has many great historical items you are allowed to look at. Entrance is completely for free and library is op-ed every day of the week but only between Christmas and New Year is closed. Don't hesitate and check out this library, it's one thing to see once you in Manchester.

  • This is not so much a 'working library' during the day which is probably best as it allows the visitor to walk around knowing that they are not disturbing others. A beautiful building, hard to believe it wasn't a church. There are several displays on the theme of books (unsurprisingly). Free to enter and it's location means that it's easy to visit. The contrast of old and new outside is also impressive.

  • A must visit, if you are a tourist in the city or if you want a few hours out with children. The architecture is magnificent and takes you back in time. As a local you can have access to the library books. It is more of a museum of books than a library. Afternoon tea in the cafe is recommended, as it was a nice experience; but have heard of it being nice at times as the place can get very crowded.

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