Treasures Tour

Monday to Friday FREE
HE Adult Treasures Tour
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  • Admission: Free entry

This free tour is available until the end of December 2015. New paid for tours for 2016 will be advertised soon.

The Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library hosts a permanent display of our greatest treasures, drawn from the many millions of items in our collections. See over 200 beautiful and fascinating items: sacred texts from many faiths, maps and views, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world.

Free guided tours of the Treasures Gallery are available for higher education groups. These hour-long tours will examine some of the fascinating collection items on display. Looking at themes such as culture and creativity; innovation and discovery; and power and politics, you will ask questions to uncover the stories and histories behind items that changed the world.

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Age group: Higher Education groups
When: Monday to Friday
Length: 60 minutes. Please allow more time after your tour to explore the galleries and public spaces.
Group size:

minimum 10, maximum 40 per session

Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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