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Philatelic Exhibition

There is a permanent exhibition area for the Philatelic Collections on the upper ground floor of the British Library st St Pancras, where members of the public can see some of the world's rarest and most significant stamps.

Approximately 80,000 items may be seen, contained in 1000 display frames. This is probably the best permanent display of diverse classic stamps and philatelic material in the world.

The Philatelic exhibition on the Upper Ground Floor

Currently on exhibition are:

See also Philatelic images in the Online Gallery

Opening hours

The exhibition galleries are free and open to everyone:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 09.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 20.00 (late opening)
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday and English public holidays 11.00 - 17.00


Philatelic Collections
The British Library
96 Euston Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7635
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7780