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



The London premiere performance and screening

This event has taken place

Other events


Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama

The impact and influence of the Russian Revolution on literature and drama

This event has taken place

'All of Russia is Acting’: Re-staging the Russian Revolution, 1918-1928

From history to myth through festivals, theatre and film

Limited places
Special Event

Late at the Library: The Storming of the Library

This event has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted in due course

Special Event

Caribbean In/Securities and Creativity: Diasporic Dialogues

A two-day conference and exhibition exploring security and insecurity in the Caribbean through creativity

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.