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Try our favourites, notes, tagging and personal galleries features. Please register first, then go to any item in the 'Online exhibitions' section to start adding your knowledge to ours.

Magnificent Maps

Magnificent Maps

Power, Propaganda and Art
Explore four beautiful maps in incredible detail

Points of view

Points of View

Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs
Follow photography from its invention

Henry VIII

Henry VIII

Man and Monarch
Documents his life and times; includes video clips

Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties

The struggle for Britain's freedoms and rights
Try the interactive journey and find out where you stand!

Sacred

Sacred

Discover what we share
The world's greatest collection of Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy books

Turn the pages

Turn the pages

of our wonderful treasures
Leaf through these virtual books and magnify the details

Magna Carta

Magna Carta

Known as the cornerstone of liberty
But what does it really say? Our 'virtual curator' answers your questions

Black Europeans

Black Europeans

A feature by Mike Phillips
The lives of Alexander Pushkin, Alexandre Dumas pere, George Polgreen Bridgetower, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and John Archer

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Fine art prints

Fine art prints

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