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John Rylands Library
John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library Tours and Tickets

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Also known as the University of Manchester Library, the John Rylands Library is widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful libraries. Built in 1900 and celebrated for its Victorian, neo-Gothic architecture—which includes a soaring, vaulted entryway and ornamental carvings—the landmark houses a vast collection of rare books.

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Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun and Mon, 12pm - 5pm
15 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH
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Manchester Afternoon Walking Tour

Manchester Afternoon Walking Tour

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This is an excellent choice for travelers with limited time. Go on a whistle-stop walking tour of Manchester’s main attractions such as Piccadilly Gardens, Chinatown, Vimto Sculpture, St. Peter’s Square, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Cathedral, and much more. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t have to worry about getting lost, and you’ll hear entertaining stories along the way.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Fun, Flexible Treasure Hunt Around Manchester with Cryptic Clues & Hidden Gems

Fun, Flexible Treasure Hunt Around Manchester with Cryptic Clues & Hidden Gems

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With this private self-guided treasure hunt, discover the highlights of Manchester without having to rush or keep up with a group. Instead, enjoy the freedom to stop for breaks along the way, and go at your own pace. After accessing a link on your smartphone, follow maps and solve clues in order to progress around the city, find out fun facts, and discover interesting tales about famous and lesser-known landmarks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manchester Self-Guided Audio Tour

Manchester Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Manchester Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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Private Manchester Self-Guided Tour

Private Manchester Self-Guided Tour

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See the best of Manchester, learn all about its history—and explore totally independently, without worries of crowds—on this private, self-led audio tour. Upon booking, download the app to your smartphone and use when, and as often, as you’d like, for up to three weeks. You’ll see neighborhoods and landmarks like Chinatown, the Royal Corn Exchange, Manchester Cathedral, and much more, and will learn behind-the-scenes stories from the audio narration.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Manchester Scavenger Hunt: Mighty Manchester

Manchester Scavenger Hunt: Mighty Manchester

Swap large tour groups and crowded buses for a more intimate and independent way of exploring Manchester—an interactive scavenger hunt. Work with a team to unearth hidden facts about the city, take photos, and solve clues to complete this interactive challenge. Along the way, learn about the art, culture, and history of the city, and pass by famous sights such as Albert Square, and Manchester Cathedral.
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  • 2 hours
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48 Hours in Manchester Self Guide

48 Hours in Manchester Self Guide

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If you’d like to explore Manchester at your own pace, without being stuck in a group, then this self-guided tour is your perfect option. After downloading an app on your smartphone, gain access to 48 hours’ worth of content to learn about the city’s highlights, as well as its hidden secrets. Sights showcased include the Whitworth Art Gallery, The John Rylands Library, and the Imperial War Museum North.
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  • 10 minutes to 1 hour
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Manchester: City Highlights Exploration Game

Manchester: City Highlights Exploration Game

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Discover Manchester’s best sights by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game, taking the role of a person that needs to save a woman from a lunatic asylum. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore National Football Museum, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Central Library and lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our talented writers. • Learn about the cute symbol of Manchester. • Discover the park where there used to be a lunatic asylum. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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John Rylands Library hours of operation: Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun and Mon, 12pm - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.