Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line

4 Nov 2016 - 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 Feb 2017

Celebrate some of the most popular entertainments of Victorian times

Events at the Library

Panel Discussion FREE

Samuel Boguslaus Chylinski's Lithuanian Bible

We mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

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Other events

Panel Discussion

Are You Speaking My Language?

An evening of language, slang and identity

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Family Activity

Family Day: British Library Uncovered

Join us for a fun and creative Discovery Day uncovering the British Library’s inspiring collections and wondrous architecture


The Equality Lecture: Professor Andrew Sayer

Professor Andrew Sayer delivers the Equality Lecture: 'Why We Can't Afford the Rich'

Panel Discussion

Migrant Landscapes

Explore the role of geography in the migration crises witnessed this year

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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.