2 days ago
Someone's happy to start a new term at hogwarts! #whpmotion
we finally visited the @thejohnrylands
library this afternoon after several failed attempts. this stunning neo-gothic building, opened in 1900, can be found in the heart of manchester and is managed by @officialuom
the library was founded by enriqueta augustina rylands in memory of her husband, john rylands - a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist. it's special collections include a gutenberg bible, the second largest collection of printing by william caxton and the rylands library papyrus p52, believed to be the earliest extant new testament text.
free to visit, we wished we could have spent longer in this wonderful place. highly recommended for bibliophiles, arts and crafts enthusiasts and potterheads! you can see more in our stories.