The John Rylands Library | Manchester

The John Rylands Library is part of the University of Manchester, but it certainly isn't modern. Housed in a beautiful Late Victorian Gothic building, it's an inspirational place to read or merely explore.

Inside, visitors can discover one of the greatest collections of manuscripts and printed works in the world. This includes the oldest fragment of the New Testament, the first edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets and more.

There are also regular exhibitions, events and tours carried out throughout the year, so be sure to follow the link below to see what's on at the time of your visit.

There is also a shop and cafe on site, making John Rylands Library the ideal addition to a cheap day out in Manchester.

What literature delights will you find on the shelves inside?

Concessions: Free entry