Treasures Gallery Tour


Suitable for: Higher Education groups

Available: Monday - Friday

Length: 60 minutes. Please allow more time after your tour to explore the galleries and public spaces.

Group size: minimum 10, maximum 20

Tour outline

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 Sir John Ritblat 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.

Further resources

Visit the Online Gallery to find out more about the British Library’s collections.

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