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Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-3566
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Beautiful building.

Went on recommendation of Trip Advisor and Bed and Breakfast hosts. Beautiful building and... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
kateuhl
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Houston, Texas
Stained glass, Browning, and the aura of very old

The library gives the feeling it was torn out of an ancient place. It has the aura of a place far... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
NoPegasus
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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 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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  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Went on recommendation of Trip Advisor and Bed and Breakfast hosts. Beautiful building and especially interesting if you are into the Brownings.

Thank kateuhl
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The library gives the feeling it was torn out of an ancient place. It has the aura of a place far older than it is. The stained glass windows are the largest secular collection of stained glass anywhere. And they depict Browning's poetry. But best...More

Thank NoPegasus
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Lovely location, with beautiful architecture and a unique collection. Great place to spend the afternoon.

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you are looking to spend an afternoon in quiet reflection this is the place. The building is gorgeous. If you have ever seen Baylor promotional materials, they likely featured interior shots of Armstrong Browning.

1  Thank brochipanthony
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The library was recommended at the Baylor Visitor Center and it was worth the stop just to see the stained glass windows. The Browning collection was also impressive.

1  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The last thing we would have expected in the heart of Texas was a beautiful library with a world class Browning collection, along with dozens of lovely stained glass windows. Well worth the visit.

Thank GLM2468
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Beautiful grounds outside, amazing inside! The art, architecture and library are stunning!! Well worth a visit !

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

A beautiful building, stain glass windows that tell a story, and history. Located on the Baylor campus, see if you can get a tour. If not the pamphlet will give you the info you need. Now if you're an English major or a lover of...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This library is a treasure tucked away on the Baylor University campus. It is filled with beautiful stain glass windows with some quotes of Elizabeth and/or Robert Brownings poetry on each one.

Thank BH709
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place, although beautiful inside, is quite a misnomer. In fact, I don't really know what it is. It is not a library because I hardly saw any books, it isn't a study place because I only counted 7 tables, and it really isn't a...More

Thank Timothy T
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