The Ruskin - library, museum and research centre

The Ruskin

Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker

We explore how John Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.


Our current exhibition Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future has been extended until 28 February 2020.

We're open weekdays from 10am until 4pm, with two special Saturday openings on 7 and 14 December.


Winter Closure 2019/20

The Ruskin will close for Christmas at 12 noon on 20 December, reopening at 10am on 6 January.

Discover Ruskin through our collections


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Write: The Ruskin, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancashire LA1 4YW


Call: +44(0)1524 593587


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