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John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library Review

Owned by the University of Manchester, this Gothic Revival masterpiece designed by Alfred Waterhouse was built by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands as a memorial to her husband, a cotton magnate. Constructed of red sandstone in the 1890s, the library resembles a cathedral and contains outstanding collections of illuminated manuscripts and personal papers of famous writers.

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  • Address: 150 Deansgate, City Centre, Manchester, M3 3EH | Map It
  • Phone: 0161/306–0555
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. and Mon. noon–5; last entry 30 mins before closing..
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  • Location: Manchester
Updated: 06-13-2013

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