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

Study Day

Exploring the Collections: Asian & African

Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students

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Other events


Bradley L Garrett: Cultural Geographies of Dread

An exploration of dread, cities, private spaces and transgression

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Guardian Book Club: Michael Chabon

Meet one of America's finest modern writers

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Witness to our Times: Joan Bakewell with Peter Hennessy

An evening with an exceptional broadcaster


Crime Classics Weekend

The British Library’s immensely successful Crime Classics series has become a modern publishing phenomenon

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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.