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Harry Ransom Center, Austin

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#7 of 23 in Museums in Austin
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  • 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 (o...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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  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.
  • Fascinating exhibits, broad and deep collections, and a welcoming (though rigorous) reading room make this an A+ destination for bibliophiles and researchers alike!
  • Has some literary treasures and hosts interesting special exhibits.
  • Great place! Employees care a lot about what they do and are very knowledgeable and the exhibits are great. Plus, it's a good place to escape the heat in the summer

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