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The John Rylands Library

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Built in the 1890s, the John Rylands Library is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world; both the building and its collections are of outstanding international significance.
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March 8, 2020
Historical and lovely library if you want to experience a Harry Potter like feel.
December 14, 2019
The John Rylands Library is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building on Deansgate in Manchester, England. The main reading room on the first floor, 30 feet above the ground and 12 feet from all four boundaries, was noted for the pleasant contrast between the 'sullen roar' of Manchester and the 'internal…
December 26, 2018
For those who set eyes on Deansgate's The John Rylands Library for the first time, 'library' might not be the first word that comes to mind. This masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture looks more like a castle or cathedral.
October 5, 2018
This is an incredibly beautiful Neo-Gothic building, built to house an incredible collection of books. It's free to get into and is just a 10min walk from the flat. Apparently they wanted to film Harry Potter here, but it wasn't big enough. Peaky Blinders and Darkest Hour filmed here though.
June 8, 2018
Neo-gothic library (part of University of Manchester) with rare books & manuscripts, a cafe & shop.

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150 Deansgate
England, M3 3EH
Phone+44 161 306 0555
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM