The John Rylands Research Institute and Library


The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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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.

Road Directions

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

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    • glennharrold
      Scotland, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Impressive and interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th July 2021
      Always wanted to visit here and eventually got in! Impressive architecture and surroundings, interesting history of the Guardian newspaper too. Photos don’t do it justice as the lighting is very... Read full review
    • hkphkp
      United Kingdom
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      Solo travel
      Brilliant experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th July 2021
      The first thing attracted me to library is it's mind blowing reading room. Felt like I travelled back in ages. I was lucky enough to view the guardian exhibition. Get to know more about the news... Read full review
    • Adam C
      Woking, United Kingdom
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      Disappointing cancellation
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th July 2021
      As the website instructed, we had booked tickets several weeks in advance for a Saturday afternoon. We were then disappointed to receive an email 48 hours before saying that our tickets had been... Read full review

    Dates and Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2021)
    Monday12:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
    Sunday12:00 - 17:00
    Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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