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“Good place to hide away” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library
Ranked #1 of 167 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, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good place to hide away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Good place to hide away and disappear for a day if you want a day of rest and not contacted.

Visited April 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A world-class gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

The John Rylands Library is certainly a sight to behold. They have a huge collection of books from centuries ago and even have a piece of bible from 125AD. The building is beautiful and the archtecture quite stunning. Modern 21st century bits have been added on but its been done very well and doesn't clash with the old. This must be one of our National treasures

Visited March 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is a lovely building. Right in the centre of Manchester. Take a look and see it for yourself.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Gem in the middle of Manchester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Its worth a break from shopping to spend a peaceful hour in this cathedral to learning. The Architecture is so impressive, a wonderful place to study.

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“An excellent historic, Victorian library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is a very atmospheric building holding regular exhibitions.

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