Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Open until 29 Aug 2017

Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever

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Exhibition FREE

Canada Through the Lens

26 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

Mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation

Exhibition FREE

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

2 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

A free exhibition

Coming soon

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

20 Oct 2017 - 28 Feb 2018

Journey to where magic and myth began

Events at the Library

Panel Discussion

Naji al-Ali: A Tribute

The life, work and legacy of the great Palestinian cartoonist

Limited places

Other events

Panel Discussion

Amit Chaudhuri: Friend of My Youth

In conversation with Deborah Levy

In Conversation


Neil Bartlett and guests consider gay freedom

Study Day

Genealogy in Focus

Are you researching your family history? The British Library’s collection is a perfect place to start

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East India Company, Malabar gold, and Shakespeare

Shakespeare in South India

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Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Group tours

Book a group tour for up to 15 people to discover more about our history, collections and architecture - includes the Viewing Gallery.