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John Rylands Library Tours

John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library is oft considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Resurrected in the 1890s and taking more than a decade to construct, the gothic and gorgeous library was designed by architect Basil Champneys. It opened its doors on the first of the year, 1900. In 1972, the historic library became a part of the University of Manchester.
Address: 15 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH, England
Hours: Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun and Mon, 12pm - 5pm

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Discover Manchester Walking Tour

Discover Manchester Walking Tour

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Save hours of research time and explore the best of Manchester on this action-packed walking tour. Going on a guided tour means you won’t have to worry about navigating, and you’ll enjoy guide commentary along the way. Highlights include Manchester Town Hall, The John Rylands Library, and the Royal Exchange Theatre.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.92
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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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$21.69
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Walking Tour: Discover Manchester with a Local

Walking Tour: Discover Manchester with a Local

Enjoy top hangouts and restaurants in the Northern Quarter. Explore the city’s rich the John Rylands Library Visit the Manchester Museum Visit the Manchester Museum Known from England's football history to the hidden streets
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.00
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Manchester - The Grand Adventure

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Manchester - The Grand Adventure

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A fun and different way to see Manchester! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing. To see a demo, go to https://treasurehuntmanchester.com/sightseeing/
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Manchester Walking Tour with Local Blogger

Manchester Walking Tour with Local Blogger

Visit the best spots in Manchester according to a local blogger. I will show you the best highlights, hidden gems and photo spots in the city! The tour can be completely tailored to your wishes. Do you want to find the best Instagram spots? The best bars? Quirky hidden gems and best street art? Or simply enjoy the best highlights with some extra information? Let me know what you’re looking for and I will put together a personalised walking tour for you.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.81
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Manchester Scavenger Hunt: Mighty Manchester

Manchester Scavenger Hunt: Mighty Manchester

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Manchester Whistle-Stop Walking Tour

Manchester Whistle-Stop Walking Tour

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This is the walking tour for people with limited time. This is a whistle-stop historical and cultural tour of Manchester city centre. This walking tour is led by a History MA graduate, from the University of Manchester, who specialised in Manchester's history. They will show you the city's central highlights, bringing them to life with stories about Manchester's radical politics, infamous rock concerts, football heroes, and pioneering architects. In a short amount of time, we will tell you the story of the world's first industrialised city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Manchester Self Guided Tour (with ghost walk and music tour 48 hour pass)

Manchester Self Guided Tour (with ghost walk and music tour 48 hour pass)

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Become a traveller, not a tourist. This tour will give you all the sights that we think a traveler to Manchester will want to discover, but instead of holding your hand we show you where they are on our map and give you the story to listen to or read. We give you 48 hours from activation to access the map and find the attractions that suit you. Includes a ghost walk, music tour and all of Manchester's history. Snikkit dot com will show you everything about Manchester. The main sites The history The people But also the small stories, the best pubs and bars, where the locals eat and much much more. This is your tour at your own pace and at your convenience. We have done all the homework for you and found and researched all the stories and facts you need for an enlightening self guided tour of Manchester's history, buildings, music and arts. Once logged in you are the boss, you decide what you want to see and when you want to see it.
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  • 10 minutes to 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$7.68
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are John Rylands Library hours of operation?
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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.
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