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Mr Monkey visits the John Rylands Library, 18th April

"It's a sort of time bridge, if they really existed"

Mr Monkey looking along the cloister Mr Monkey looking back into the new building from the cloister

Following the instructions from the audio guide, Mr Monkey went up a long flight of stairs, then turned left. He found that the new extension had been joined to the old building by a bridge. He trotted across the bridge, carefully not looking over the side in case it was a long way down, into a long passage known as the cloisters. The John Rylands Library was supposed to be a theological library and was built during the Gothic revival, so much of the architecture was intended to remind people of medieval religious institutions.

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