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Harry Ransom Center

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Brought out of town visitors here to see the Gutenberg Bible. They also had an exhibit on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LauraP259
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Austin, Texas
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History, Education and a bonus

Guttenberg Bible, first photograph and free private tour all mixed together. We anticipated a quick... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Busylady21
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West Allis, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought out of town visitors here to see the Gutenberg Bible. They also had an exhibit on playwright Terrence McNally that was fascinating. Tucked away, down a side hallway, was an original self-portrait of Frida Kahlo! Bonus! Parking is difficult but well worth the effort.

Thank LauraP259
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guttenberg Bible, first photograph and free private tour all mixed together. We anticipated a quick stop to see the bible and got so much more. We hit it at a quiet time and had a docent all to our selves for a tour that included...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Awesome artifacts, great museum, letters, movies, rotating exhibits, free on certain days and i think always free for students.

Thank Jenifer M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I got there when a tour was getting started. It was wonderful. I've always done it on my own and enjoyed it but the exhibit was enhanced by a very knowledgable docent. Worthy of a donation. I took public transportation to avoid traffic and parking....More

Thank kayn576
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Harry Ransom Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, TX, is full of amazing treasures, some of which are certain to delight even mildly curious people of every age. There are permanent collections featuring very rare objects like the world's first photograph...More

Thank seaotter76
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Ransom Center has amazing exhibitions, some permanent and some changing, as well as great events including lectures, tours, readings, and music. They have a Gutenberg Bible, which is a must see (one of the first books ever made using a printing press) and one...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Currently there is an interesting exhibit focused on Vaudeville at the HRC. It was really informative and had some interesting installation that allow you to listen to some of the old songs and a few videos of Vaudeville performances. The kids in our group were...More

2  Thank HenryCan5
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Always an interesting free exhibit in the main area. I have seen exhibits on Vaudeville, WWI and beat poets Over the years. Gutenberg Bible on display as well

Thank _slfintexas
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The current exhibit is the history of Vaudeville. Posters, photos, souvenirs, bills and back stories chronicle the circuit and those who gained fame from minstrel shows forward. Educational and free

Thank SandySojourns
Reviewed 24 April 2018

First of all, it's always FREE. There are permanent attractions (Gutenberg Bible, first photograph ever taken, etc), but for me it's the rotating exhibits. Past exhibits that caught my fancy have included ones on Jean Cocteau, Gone With The Wind, and the original scroll of...More

Thank Jim T
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