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John Rylands Library


The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

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John Rylands Library

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest NCP car parks are on Watson Street, New Quay Street and Blackfriars Street.

Public Transport Directions

The easiest way to reach the library from Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria railway stations is via the free Metro-Shuttle buses.

The number 1 Metro-Shuttle runs from the forecourt of Piccadilly station every few minutes. Alight on John Dalton Street at stop WX, turn left onto Deansgate and you will see the library in front of you.

The number 2 Metro-Shuttle runs from Victoria station every ten minutes. Alight on Deansgate, opposite the library.

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Recent Reviews:

  • HolidaysOfJH
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    Got some lovely surprises
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th January 2017
    Other reviews have covered the architecture and collections far better than I can. The thing to add is to look out for 'Specials.' My personal favourite is that they sometimes do Halloween Horror... Read full review
  • go-gags
    Manchester, UK
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    Beautiful building...
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th January 2017
    A great place to take visitors to the city - impressive architecture and lots to wander round and look at. Read full review
  • mtJ5041XC
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    The Gem of Manchester
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th January 2017
    Great Building, Exceptional collections and very interesting story of possessing them. Among the most unique is tiny papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John that is the oldest "manuscript" of the New... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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