John Rylands Library
One of Manchester’s standout buildings, The John Rylands Library is, well, not particularly library-like. Commissioned in memory of the man whose name it bears, the library is more reminiscent of a gothic cathedral than a traditional library and boasts a world class collection with a number of first-editions to seek out and enjoy.
Monday: 12 noon to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm
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