Family activities

Animal Tales Family Workshops

Sunday 30 August 2015

Fun and playful storytelling workshops based on the themes in our free Animal Tales exhibition.

Find out more about Animal Tales and the family workshops

About the exhibition

From Aesop’s Fables to Ted Hughes’s Crow, the stories we tell about animals are often stories about us. Animal Tales goes on the trail of animals on the page, asking why they have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike.

Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition before it closes on Tuesday 1 September.

The exhibition is free for under 18s and a free children's audio guide is also available.

Find out more about Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

Family Trail

Pick up one of our free new Family Trails! Packed with fun facts, exploration games and drawing activities, the trail will take you on a journey of discovery across the British Library to uncover a 6ft tall atlas, a library built by a king and an optical illusion made of books!

Available from the Information Desk in the main entrance, or download a PDF copy to print yourself.

A preview of our Family Trail on Twitter