Exploring Sacred Texts

Monday to Friday, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30 FREE
Students writing on paper and looking at item inside exhibition
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  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Admission: Free entry

Encountering rare items on display in our Treasures of the British Library gallery alongside digitised collection items in our Learning Centre, students will develop confidence in interpreting sacred texts and uncovering the many roles they play in religion. Celebrating texts, manuscripts and sound recordings from nine religions, spanning over 1000 years, this session supports learners in understanding the concept of a sacred text and the deep connections and common threads between those from different faiths.

Through a range of activities, students will encounter a book written entirely in gold, a text written only in pictures, the prayer book of an Indian princess and one of the earliest Qur’ans in the world.

Generously supported by the Bluston Charitable Trust, in memory of Lily and David Bluston.

Also available:

Please know we are fully booked September and October 2023



Age group: Years 4 - 6
When: Monday to Friday, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30
Length: 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum 10 students; maximum 30 students (no minimum number for SEN groups)
Key skills: Religious Education
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0) 20 7412 7797
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