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


Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History

Performing the Jewish Archive and the Russian Revolution

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Other events

Performance FREE

Strains of Revolution: Part One

Enjoy free music in the Entrance Hall


Strains of Revolution: Part Two

See the exhibition through a musical lens


Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn

How revolutionary was Russian revolutionary design?

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Study Day

Looking for Melville

An afternoon exploring recent responses to the complex and controversial American author of Moby-Dick

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.