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

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Gay UK: Love, Law and Liberty

2 Jun 2017 - 19 Sep 2017

Hear the stories of gay men and women

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


Tariq Ali on the Dilemmas of Lenin

Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Revolution

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Other events

Special Event FREE

Dash Arts Dacha

Retreat from the confusion and chaos of the Revolution to our dacha

Panel Discussion

The Last Days of the Tsars: Robert Service and Douglas Smith

The twilight of the Romanovs

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In Conversation

Garry Kasparov: Deep Thinking

On chess and computers, humans and artificial intelligence

In Conversation

Guardian Live: Ann Patchett

The prize-winning American author speaks about her work

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.