Harry Ransom Center (HRC)

Museum, Library
University of Texas at Austin (300 West 21st Street)
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 471-8944
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Make sure to check out old locks Edgar Allen Poe's hair, as well as the rest of the Poe exhibit. There's even a section dedicated to "The Telltale Heart."
  • One of the Guttenberg Bibles is here! Who knew?
  • Best exhibits in Austin including the Gutenberg Bible and the Watergate Notes! Must see for locals and tourists!
  • The exhibition The World at War, 19141918 is on view through August 3. The Gutenberg Bible and First Photograph are on permanent display.
  • See one of 48 surviving copies of the Gutenberg Bible! Only 5 exist in the the US.
  • Home to historical archives, books, photos and art. They include the Gutenberg Bible, the first photo, manuscript collections from James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence and more.
  • Also has the world's first photograph in the lobby
  • An engaging way to spend an afternoon.
  • This place is more helpful for research than most libraries on campus! An amazing selection of original documents in the archives. There's also a gallery space that changes out each semester!
  • Walk in and look right. There's a beautiful Frida Kahlo.
  • Frida lives there!
  • Fantastic interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibit with amazing art by Dali.
  • Mad that I waited to come to the Alice in Wonderland exhibit, but so glad I came
  • Nice exhibit space at U of T.
  • Come see the Alice in Wonderland exhibit. Just know that they close the upstairs at noon on weekends. :-/
  • Great way to dodge the heat while getting to see some incredible exhibits!
  • The Gone With The Wind Exhibit was extensive; a great afternoon.
  • Really awesome exhibit space! #makinggwtw was so interesting and had so much to see
  • Wonderful exhibit of GONE WITH THE WIND
  • The sources at the Harry Ransom Center make your research papers and projects so much stronger! Many incoming freshmen are not aware of the extensive academic collections on campus.

Nearby places

200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (at Congress Ave)
2246 Guadalupe St (23rd St)
2247 Guadalupe St (24th Street)