To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

The John Rylands Library

Type:Libraries

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4040 reviews4040 reviews
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

Add The John Rylands Library to your Itinerary

The John Rylands Library

Ticket Prices

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.

Follow Us

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2972
  • Very Good
    963
  • Average
    100
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • 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
    Trip Type:
    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
    Trip Type:
    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 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

What's Nearby

  1. Manchester Opera House

    A popular calling point for touring productions and concerts, including big-name West End...

    0.11 miles away
  2. People's History Museum

    The history of working people in Britain.

    0.14 miles away
  3. Spinningfields

    One of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields is a thriving hub for work,...

    0.15 miles away
  1. Central Library

    An incomparable venue in the city.

    0.21 miles away
  2. Manchester Town Hall

    Built in 1877, Manchester Town Hall is a Victorian, neo-gothic classic and home of the...

    0.22 miles away
  3. Albert Square

    Gothic heart of Manchester city centre. Home to the town hall and many seasonal events.

    0.23 miles away
  4. All Star Lanes

    All Star Lanes is Manchester’s premier luxury bowling destination. Mixing boutique...

    0.27 miles away
  5. Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)

    Be prepared to embark on a voyage of discovery exploring science, innovation and industry.

    0.29 miles away
  6. The Crystal Maze Live Experience

    In the 90’s, The Crystal Maze was one of the UK’s favourite television shows. Now it’s...

    0.29 miles away
  7. Royal Exchange Theatre

    Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre Company transforms the way people see theatre, each...

    0.29 miles away
  8. Shambles Square

    Shambles Square is a historic square situated right next to Exchange Square Metrolink...

    0.34 miles away
  9. Castlefield Bowl

    An outdoor amphitheatre style venue in Manchester's city centre.

    0.37 miles away
  10. Manchester Central

    Manchester Central is an award winning, globally renowned venue in the heart of one of...

    0.38 miles away
  11. Bridgewater Hall

    Enjoy concerts ranging from classical and jazz through to world and popular music.

    0.38 miles away
  12. Manchester Cathedral

    A stunning interior with the best late medieval woodwork in the north.

    0.4 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Related

Thursday, 8th March 2018 - Thursday, 8th March 2018

Friday, 9th March 2018 - Friday, 9th March 2018

Violence as means to an end: Manchester and women's suffrageDeeds not Words: Manchester and Women's SuffrageDiscover the history of the women's suffrage movement and be inspired by the Mancunian women (and men!) who encouraged a generation of women to fight for their political freedom.
more info

Thursday, 15th March 2018 - Thursday, 15th March 2018

Thursday lates: Behind the scenes with the Photography and Conservation StudiosThursday Lates: Behind the scenes with the Photography and Conservation StudiosVisit the Library for an exploration of the unseen areas of the Photography and Conservation Studios, a fantastic opportunity to meet the experts who care and document the Library's breath-taking collections.
more info

Thursday, 5th April 2018 - Thursday, 5th April 2018

Tuesday, 10th April 2018 - Tuesday, 10th April 2018

Thursday, 12th April 2018 - Thursday, 12th April 2018

Thursday, 31st May 2018 - Thursday, 31st May 2018

Thursday, 2nd August 2018 - Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Thursday, 23rd August 2018 - Thursday, 23rd August 2018

Shimmer and Shine Window WorkshopShimmer and Shine Window WorkshopBe inspired by the colours of our radiant stained glass windows and recreate your own in this creative family workshop. Free, no need to book, just drop in. Family friendly, children 4 yrs and above.
more info

Friday, 6th April 2018 - Friday, 6th April 2018

Friday, 13th April 2018 - Friday, 13th April 2018

Thursday, 10th May 2018 - Thursday, 10th May 2018

Tuesday, 15th May 2018 - Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Tuesday, 12th June 2018 - Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Thursday, 21st June 2018 - Thursday, 21st June 2018

Tuesday, 26th June 2018 - Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 - Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

Wednesday, 25th July 2018 - Wednesday, 25th July 2018

Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Wednesday, 8th August 2018 - Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Wednesday, 15th August 2018 - Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Wednesday, 22nd August 2018 - Wednesday, 22nd August 2018

Rainbows, Stars and Flying Horses: Printing Press DemonstrationRainbows, Stars and Flying Horses: Printing Press DemonstrationSee the Library's 19th century printing press come to life. Inspired by the Alchemy of Colour exhibition, beautiful images will be printed with an amazing rainbow twist.
more info

Saturday, 21st April 2018 - Saturday, 21st April 2018

Sunday, 22nd April 2018 - Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Thursday, 26th April 2018 - Thursday, 26th April 2018

Saturday, 12th May 2018 - Saturday, 12th May 2018

Sunday, 13th May 2018 - Sunday, 13th May 2018

Saturday, 2nd June 2018 - Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Sunday, 3rd June 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Tuesday, 31st July 2018 - Tuesday, 31st July 2018

Thursday, 9th August 2018 - Thursday, 9th August 2018

Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Saturday, 25th August 2018

Sunday, 26th August 2018 - Sunday, 26th August 2018

Collections by Candlelight: Collection EncounterCollections by Candlelight: Collection EncounterEnjoy some of the most exquisite gold decorated pieces displayed in the manner in which they would have originally been seen - illuminated by candlelight.
more info

Thursday, 15th March 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

The Alchemy of ColourThe Alchemy of ColourPoisonous paints, blackened bones, and beetles steeped in booze. Discover the strange and curious recipes that artists used to create some of history's most vivid colours in our latest exhibition, The Alchemy of Colour.
more info

Follow Manchester