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Harry Ransom Center

21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
+1 512-471-8944
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MUST SEE! Rotating Exhibits so consult website

UT has EXTENSIVE collections of a variety of art. From Gone with the Wind Costumes, to Shakespeare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coast220
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Austin, Texas
Worth a half hour stop

We dropped by to see the Gutenberg Bible and the first known photograph exhibits. Very cool to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EffinIllini
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Effingham, Illinois
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21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
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+1 512-471-8944
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Reviewed 1 week ago

UT has EXTENSIVE collections of a variety of art. From Gone with the Wind Costumes, to Shakespeare Folios, to Einstein Proofs, to Alice in Wonderland Documents. EXTENSIVE. The presentations are all top notch. I am a bigger fan of the non-photo displays but that's me....More

Thank Coast220
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped by to see the Gutenberg Bible and the first known photograph exhibits. Very cool to see history up close. We also toured some of the other exhibits which included photographs from the 1968 Democratic & Republican national Conventions and a desk used by...More

Thank EffinIllini
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is small but worth taking time out of any day to stop and visit for a half hour to an hour! They had the Gutenberg bible, Edgar Allen Poe's desk, the first known photograph and we were told they had Einsteins written equations....More

Thank beachliker
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The collection here is deep and varied. The stars of the permanent exhibits are the Gutenberg Bible and the world's first known photograph, Many authors, including James Joyce, Norman Mailer, John Steinbeck and George Bernard Shaw, have given their collections to the Ransom Center, Hollywood...More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I'd match it with what Harvard has to offer. They've got some of the rare in demand collections in the country. A must.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The museum is listed as at 21st and Guadalupe in Austin, but the actual entrance faced the University of Texas campus rather than the street. Parking is difficult. turn East on 21st st and park in the Dobie Garage ($5.00 for 2 hrs. and up)....More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For the intellectually curious, the Ransom Center is a glittering, delicious candy shop. This world-class institution has a mind-boggling collection of treasures in diverse fields of interest - film, literature, photography, art and the performing arts. Where else can you find Joyce's most complete archive...More

Thank Dawn1707
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin is a unique museum with its vast collection of artifacts such as manuscripts, documents, photographs, rare books and works of art. When we visited the museum at the beginning of April, a docent provided...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I recently spent an afternoon here with my husband and work colleagues and we all enjoyed it! The museum has an eclectic collection of interesting artistic and historical items, it seems like there's something for everyone. We especially enjoyed the "Stories To Tell" exhibit, which...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Really interesting and free too. This is a gem of an attraction right on the campus of the University of Texas. Highlights for us: Gutenberg Bible exhibit Worlds first photograph Einstein notebook display Ulysses exhibit Frida Kahlo painting Matisse paper collages Very well laid out...More

Thank Scott S
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