Rylands Gallery improvements and exhibition changeover

The John Rylands Library will celebrate the themes of protest, challenge and change in the new Rylands Gallery exhibition from Wednesday, 10 April.

The Rylands Gallery will be closed for the week commencing 1 April for exhibition changeover and also for some maintenance and improvement work to the display cases.

The improvements will enable us to show more diverse collections and be more flexible in what we display in the gallery.
Josie Sykes, Visitor Engagement Manager

Whilst The Rylands Gallery will be closed from Monday, 1 April for the exhibition changeover and improvements, the rest of the building will remain open and the Peterloo exhibition is well worth a visit.

New content will be installed on Monday, 8 and Tuesday, 9 April and the St John Fragment (pictured) will be available again once the Rylands Gallery reopens.

We’re excited for this new exhibition in the improved display cases as it will really compliment our main Peterloo exhibition to deepen and enhance visitors’ understanding of protest and standing up for what they believe.
Josie Sykes, Visitor Engagement Manager

Visit the Rylands Gallery when it reopens on Wednesday, 10 April to experience some of our Special Collections relating to suffrage, abolition and politics.