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Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-3566
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Most beautiful library in the state; a shrine worthy of Europe!

If you're visiting Waco, do not under any circumstances fail to visit this library. Its hours are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brendan P
Waco, Texas
Great stained glass windows

We really enjoyed the stained glass windows! The windows illustrate the poetry of Robert and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark D
Davenport, Iowa
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The Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University. It is a 19th-century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world's largest collection of Browning material and fine collections of rare 19th-century books, manuscripts, and works of art.
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710 Speight Avenue, Waco, TX 76798
+1 254-710-3566
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're visiting Waco, do not under any circumstances fail to visit this library. Its hours are 9-5 M-F, 10-2 Saturday, and you'll need to be quiet in this literary shrine disguised as a museum, but it's gorgeous. Guest parking and accessible entrance in the...More

Thank Brendan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the stained glass windows! The windows illustrate the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. There are also some nice displays of Wedgewood China. About 45 minutes for a quick perusal of the collection. Visitor parking is available on the same side...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Took a group of motorcoach travelers here on a Mystery Tour. They were pleased! Although we did have reservations...the museum apparently didn't have a record of such. However, they very quickly recovered, broke us into smaller groups, and away we all went to tour this...More

Thank CHazen
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we made a run to this library before leaving Waco. Parking is kind of dicey because we went while classes were in session. However, we do have a handicap permit and found a place around back that was accessible and you...More

1  Thank webbgirl49
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Armstrong Browning Library totally exceeded our expectations. I would expect to see something like this in a major city and not Waco. This has to be a must visit. The stained glass is exquisite and more than plentiful. I understand it is the largest...More

1  Thank scoutdreams
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Went on recommendation of Trip Advisor and Bed and Breakfast hosts. Beautiful building and especially interesting if you are into the Brownings.

Thank kateuhl
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The library gives the feeling it was torn out of an ancient place. It has the aura of a place far older than it is. The stained glass windows are the largest secular collection of stained glass anywhere. And they depict Browning's poetry. But best...More

Thank NoPegasus
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Lovely location, with beautiful architecture and a unique collection. Great place to spend the afternoon.

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you are looking to spend an afternoon in quiet reflection this is the place. The building is gorgeous. If you have ever seen Baylor promotional materials, they likely featured interior shots of Armstrong Browning.

1  Thank brochipanthony
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The library was recommended at the Baylor Visitor Center and it was worth the stop just to see the stained glass windows. The Browning collection was also impressive.

1  Thank Greg P
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