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
Other things to do nearby
Try indoor skydiving - perfect for group bookings, first time flyers, skydivers and pro flyers.
Try your hand at mountain climbing in a safe and secure environment, taster sessions and full courses are available at Chill Factore.
One of Lancashire’s favourite sons, LS Lowry’s work is on permanent display at The Lowry. The Lowry is an architectural flagship, consisting of a state-of-the-art gallery and theatre complex, wi
Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.
A hotbed of sporting activity, Manchester is proud to boast three magnificent sporting venues.
Large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex with regular events, cinema and a range of places to eat. Visit the website
Visit the home of Manchester United and see the stadium through the eyes of the legends themselves.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant city.
Salford Water Sports Centre is a state of the art facility. Learn how to sail, canoe, windsurf, kayak, and drive a power boat in a safe and secure environment.
There's a range of walks for all ages and abilities. From a gentle walk along the canal to Hebden Bridge or a serious hike along the Pennine Way.
There is a whole network of paths and tracks that are suitable for mountain biking.
A range of water sports and activities are available at the Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, all with tuition and courses available.
Experience the steam and the deafening sounds of real working looms at Lancashire’s last 19th century steam powered mill.
Learn to ski and snowboard on an incredible 180 metre long, real snow slope. Little ones will love the magic of the snowplay area.
MTB&B MTB&B is all about to getting people onto top bikes and riding the fantastic trails in the Peak District. We work on giving you a tailor-made mountain bike hire experience.
4.5 miles The amazing home to British cycling. From elite athletes to novices, the cycling and BMX tracks offer sessions for everyone. Visit the website