Events

Booking may be necessary to attend some of our events. Full details are available on individual event pages.

May 2016

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:15pm Tuesday, 31 May 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the w...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:15pm Wednesday, 1 June 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the w...

June 2016

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:15am Thursday, 2 June 2016

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own.

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:15pm Thursday, 2 June 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the w...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 3 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Words, words, words! The power of print demonstration

2:00pm-2:15pm Friday, 3 June 2016

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, join us as we demonstrate our historic printing press. Discover the impact the printing press had on our society and how printed text brought the w...

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you. To book a place for this event, phone our Customer Services team on 0161 306 0555.

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Great Women of Manchester: Collection Encounter

2:00pm-3:00pm Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Manchester has produced some remarkable women and these pioneering women have made a significant contribution to how we live our lives today. To celebrate this, we’ll be delving into our Special ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Great Women of Manchester: Collection Encounter

2:00pm-3:00pm Friday, 10 June 2016

Manchester has produced some remarkable women and these pioneering women have made a significant contribution to how we live our lives today. To celebrate this, we’ll be delving into our Special ...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 10 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Suffragettes In Focus

5:30pm-9:00pm Thursday, 16 June 2016

The John Rylands Library is screening the 2015 film ‘Suffragette’ in the stunning surroundings of our building. The evening will begin with a close-up look at some of our fascinating Suffrage c...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 17 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Thursday, 23 June 2016

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you. To book a place for this event, phone our Customer Services team on 0161 306 0555.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 24 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

July 2016

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Toddler Tales

10:30am-11:15am Thursday, 7 July 2016

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a story world of your own

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 8 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 15 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Explorer tour

2:00pm-3:00pm Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Ever wondered where some of the Library doors and staircases lead to? Then this is the tour for you.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 22 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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Unusual Views

2:00pm-3:00pm Thursday, 28 July 2016

Take the opportunity to join us for a facilitated tour of the Library designed especially for photographers, enjoying areas of this spectacular building which aren't open to the public. To book a pl...

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Introductory tour

3:00pm-3:30pm Friday, 29 July 2016

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. No need to book, just turn up.

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