Shakespeare in Ten Acts Exhibition

Open until 6 Sep 2016

A landmark exhibition on the performances that made an icon

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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

Punk 1976-78

13 May 2016 - 2 Oct 2016

The British Library’s punk exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this unique and exciting musical phenomenon

Events at the Library


Searching for Theatrical Ancestors

A conference exploring ways of searching for theatrical ancestors

Other events


Beyond Shakespeare's Sonnets: Creative Writing Summer School 2016

Acclaimed poets, curators and academics will lead you through four days of creative workshops

Limited places
Family Activity

Library Legends

Join storyteller Kevin Graal for a funny and informative storytelling session

Panel Discussion

Punky Reggae Party: The Story of Rock Against Racism

A discussion on the events defining 70s Britain


Greek Manuscripts in the British Library

A one-day event devoted to Greek manuscripts

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

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

Shakespeare Revealed: Into the Collection

Enhance your visit to our exhibition by learning more about our Shakespeare collection

Group tours

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

Conservation studio tour

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