The John Rylands Library

Greater Manchester, M3 3EH

The John Rylands Library houses a rich and varied collection, including exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare books, examples of fine printing, bookbindings and archives.

The magnificent Gothic Revival building in Manchester's city centre is a major visitor attraction as well as a research library of world renown. Visitors to the library enjoy a vibrant events and exhibition programme.

Venue information

Opening times

Sun and Mon, 12 noon – 5pm
Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm

Closed 29 Mar and 1 Apr, 24 Dec – 1 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)