Audio Description Tour of Gold

A profile view of a block of gold

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Join us as we take you on an audio-described tour of our latest exhibition, Gold.

Please book by e-mailing or by phoning +44 (0)20 7412 7797

This tour is suitable for visitors who are blind and partially-sighted.

Take a journey around the globe to learn how gold elevated art in manuscripts and books.

On this tour we will explore items that are hundreds of years old and unveil the stories illuminated by gold.

Discover the masterful techniques used to handle such a precious metal. Penned in gold ink are gospels from the age of Charlemagne, letters from King James II and decrees of Mughal Emperor Shah ‘Alam II. Portraits from Constantinople and illustrations in The Golden Haggadeh are set on backgrounds of gold leaf.

Please meet at the Information Desk in the Main Entrance 15 minutes before the start time. If you require any further access support, please contact or phone +44 (0)20 7412 7797.

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Name: Audio Description Tour of Gold
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546