The University of Manchester Library,

New exhibition to be installed in The Rylands Gallery

The new Rylands Gallery exhibition, opening on Friday 18 October 2019, will showcase our diverse Special Collections, featuring items about faith, science, literature, art and Mancunian history.

The Rylands Gallery will be temporarily closed between Monday, 14 October 2019 and Thursday, 17 October 2019 while we install our new exhibition. The rest of the building will be open as usual.

The St John fragment will be on display again when the gallery reopens on Friday, 18 October 2019.

Visit the new Rylands Gallery exhibition to get up close to some of the Library’s unique treasures – from an ancient palimpsest fragment preserved for centuries in Old Cairo, to archival photos of Manchester commutes through the years.

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