Visit: The John Rylands Library, Manchester


Wednesday 6 April 2011 - 10:50 until 13:00

This Gothic Revival building houses many significant books and manuscripts, including illuminated manuscripts and examples of early European printing (the Gutenberg Bible and Canterbury Tales) and a small piece of St John’s Gospel that is probably the earliest surviving fragment of the New Testament in any language. The visit includes a talk on the architecture of the building and on some of the very rare items in the collections.

Venue information

Opening times

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

Entry details

Tickets are £25 to include a two course lunch

Meet at the Library at 10.50 am

Contact Mrs Patsy Stothert on 01524 702306 or email

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