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


There Will Be Fun - In the Flesh!

With Dan Leno and John Nevil Maskelyne

Other events


Changing Britannia: Through the Arts and Activism

The legacy of New Beacon Books, the UK's first black publisher and bookshop


A Meeting of the Continents: International Poetry Night

A night of poetry hosted by acclaimed poet Linton Kwesi Johnson


Alien, Foreigner, Migrant: The language of immigration in the Victorian media

Explore how the language surrounding immigration shifted in Victorian England

Panel Discussion

Feeling Jewish

A panel discussion on Jewishness in American literature

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

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

Group tours

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