Family Events

Family Event at the British Library

Families are welcome throughout the year to engage in creative activities inspired by our collection and exhibitions

Join us for free, interactive workshops, discovery days and activity trails that support families to learn together, in a fun and relaxed way. There’s no need to book. Everyone’s welcome and, best of all, we won’t ever ask you to keep the noise down.

Download one of our free family trails and explore the Library through puzzles, drawings and games:-

Download our Building Family Trail (PDF)

Our family events are free and are suitable for ages 5 – 11. Drop-in places are limited to 40 people per workshop and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The British Library family programme is generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity and The Sackler Trust


Series events

Festival of Maps Family Day at the British Library
Family Activity

Family Day: Festival of Maps

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Play on Words, part of the British Library's Family Programme
Family Activity

Play on Words

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Play on Words, part of the British Library's Family Programme
Family Activity

Play on Words

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Family Day - What's in a book?
Family Activity

Family Day: What is in a book?

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Family event - Telling Tales
Family Activity

Telling Tales

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Family event - Telling Tales
Family Activity

Telling Tales

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Family event - Travelling Words
Family Activity

Travelling Words

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Family event - Travelling Words
Family Activity

Travelling Words

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