Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

Open until 1 Mar 2017

See how maps made the world we live in at our maps exhibition

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

The world's most beautiful and important books and documents, from Magna Carta and Gutenberg's Bible, to the music of the Beatles

Exhibition FREE

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun

14 Oct 2016 - 12 Mar 2017

Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times

Events at the Library


Drawing the Line: The Creative Potential of Maps

Home to over 4.5 million maps ranging from medieval Mappae Mundi to satellite imaging, the British Library documents an ever-changing world

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Other events


Europeana Sounds: music at the Library

We highlight some of the written and recorded music that the library is sharing on Europeana, as part of the Europeana Sounds project

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My Old Man: Sir John Major in Conversation

A history of music hall with Sir John Major

Limited places

Chinese New Year Celebration

Are you interested in experiencing some Chinese culture?


Ronald Reagan : Pragmatic Conservative in the White House

Join Iwan Morgan for a reconsideration of Ronald Reagan's presidency

Limited places

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.