Shakespeare in Ten Acts Exhibition

Open until 6 Sep 2016

A landmark exhibition on the performances that made an icon

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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

Punk 1976-78

13 May 2016 - 2 Oct 2016

The British Library’s punk exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of this unique and exciting musical phenomenon

Events at the Library

Lecture FREE

Musicians, publishers and pirates of the mid-Baroque

This study day examines the financial and legal framework for 17th-century music publishing in England, France, Germany and the Low Countries

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Other events


Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering

Our annual symposium explores the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and remembering, and its impact on society


Fresh Perspectives on African Literature

Presenting exciting new scholarship

Panel Discussion

Meet the Publishers

Great tips on getting your work published


Sex, Love and Poetry

Join us for an evening of readings and uncensored conversation on sex, love and desire spanning the sexuality spectrum and the African Diaspora experience

Tours of the Library

Library individual tour

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

Shakespeare Revealed: Into the Collection

Enhance your visit to our exhibition by learning more about our Shakespeare collection

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.