Skip to content

If you could name Manchester’s most historic building, which would you choose?

Perhaps the John Rylands Library, the Victorian Gothic masterpiece on Deansgate that is home to the oldest known piece of the New Testament.

Or would you pick the 15th-century library at Chetham’s, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world that was briefly used as a prison during the English Civil War in the 1640s.