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The John Rylands Library

Type:Libraries

The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

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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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  • Aixerr0ta
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Impressive little gem in downtown Manchester
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    I love visiting this library again and again. It has a little shop at the entrance with lots of quirky stuff that would make the day of any bookworm, and as you walk into the actual library, it's... Read full review
  • Jenise L
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    Couples
    Treasure trove
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
    Great way to spend an hour or so. You can admire the building, the collection and the woman who decided to bless Manchester with this treasure trove. Tip: Check out their special exhibitions. Read full review
  • Raimonda N
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    Family
    Gorgeous!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd October 2017
    Beautiful and almost magical place to visit! My younger brother who is 11 said he felt like he was walking around Hogwarts from Harry potter which made him quite interested. It's a very good idea to... Read full review

Opening Times

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

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