Learning at the British Library

The British Library offers an exciting programme of workshops, activities and resources for schools, teachers and learners of all ages. Explore fascinating topics online or plan a visit.

In the coming months you will notice this website changing as we move towards our new home for Learning. Many resources will be refreshed and updated, along the lines of World War One, Magna Carta and Discovering Literature, but some of our older sites will be switched off. If you cannot find the resource you are looking for, please visit the UK Web Archive.

Visits & Workshops

Visits and Workshops

Free workshops, tours and activities for schools, teachers, adult groups and families.
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Language & Literature

Language and Literature

Explore literary treasures, everyday ephemera, and the complex history of the English language, with unique texts from the British Library.
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From debates about our rights and responsibilities to tips on running a successful campaign, explore our interactive Citizenship resources.
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Culture & Knowledge

Culture and Knowledge

Think about truth, lies and libraries, and examine images, stories and ideas from around the world.
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History and Citizenship

From medieval pattern books to Punk Rock fanzines, these resources cover a fascinating range of historical, social and cultural topics.
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Art & Images

Art & Images

From the beautiful to the bizarre, explore the many ways in which visual images communicate ideas.
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Creative research

Creative Research

See how artists and writers have engaged with the collection in imaginative and creative ways.
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