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Harry Ransom Center, Austin

4.6
#7 of 23 in Museums in Austin
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  • 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-portr...  more »
  • 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 se...  more »
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  • Has some incredible pieces such as the worlds first “photograph”, which was taken in 1826 in France and one of the few remaining original Gutenberg Bibles made in the 15th century. Well worth the visit if you ever come to UT.
  • This is a must see while you’re in the Austin area. This museum is small but also free. They do except small donations. There’s a Frieda Khalid painting, the first ever photograph, and a Gutenberg Bible. An incredible amount of history in such a small space. The staff here were helpful and friendly. There are not large bags allowed. You do have free use of locked lockers. There is a small exhibit on at this time, which I assume rotates. There is no free parking for this building.

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