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

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