Family Station: Explore and Play

, 11.00 – 15.00 FREE
Children doing an activity at the British Library.

Explore the Library with our free creative offer, designed with families. No booking required.

Explore the Library with our creative offer, designed with families. No booking required.

The station, located on the Upper Ground Floor of the British Library St Pancras, includes creative resources full of ideas to explore, make and play in the Library. Start your family adventure here, then go off to discover our building and learn all about the Library.

The station also has fun interactive activities, sensory materials and an exciting range of children’s books including tactile and braille editions.

Our team will be on hand to support your visit and answer any questions. Learn more about your visit, accessibility, our facilities and cafés.

Family Station: Explore and Play, is open on the last Sunday of every month during term time, and every day for one week during select school holidays.

Upcoming Sunday sessions

  • Sunday 25 June
  • Sunday 30 July
  • Sunday 24 September
  • Sunday 26 November

Weeklong Family Station openings for 2023

  • Monday 21 to Sunday 27 August, 11.00 – 15.00
  • Monday 23 to Sunday 29 October, 11.00 – 15.00 

Supported by The Dorset Foundation and Andor Charitable Trust

The fun continues...

Don't forget you can explore more family activities, from storytelling videos to craft and play ideas.


When: , 11.00 – 15.00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
+44 (0)1937 546546