Explore a wealth of archives, libraries, museums and research institutions in Manchester.
Manchester's research institutions are world-class. Together with the John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester Library looks after more than 4.5million books as well as vast archives of historical material and rare volumes. It is one of the few university libraries with the prestigious status of being a National Research Library.
Academics at The University of Manchester maintain close relationships with a number of archives and the Manchester Museum holds a rich array of material remains of past cultures.
One of the few university libraries with the prestigious status of being a National Research Library.
Chetham's Library is of particular importance to medieval and early-modern historians.
Manchester Central Library provides access to a number of archives, rare books and collections.
The UK's leading university museum sits at the heart of the University of Manchester campus.
The University's gallery in the park has collections of textiles as old as the third century CE, as well as prints dating back to the mid-fifteenth century.