Group visits to exhibitions

Monday to Sunday
Group visits to the British Library

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Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price and special offers in our on-site restaurant and cafés

If you’re organising a group visit (10 people or more*) to one of our major exhibitions you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on your ticket price. Simply add the number of tickets to your basket on the booking page and your discount will be added automatically.

Make even more of your outing with up to 20% off in our on-site eateries too. Just show your Group Ticket at any one of our Graysons outlets at you’ll receive 10% off. For the real cherry on top, why not book an Afternoon Tea with us? We’re offering all group bookings a reduced price starting at just £10.80pp – that’s a 20% saving on the full price.  

With so many options to make your visit more memorable, bring your friends, family, colleagues or fellow club members on a trip to see us today.

If you would like to book a group visit for our Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition, with an introductory expert talk, tickets cost £20pp. These packages are only available Monday – Friday. Subject to availability. Please email our team for more information and to book.

Our next exhibition: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

19 Oct 2018 – 19 Feb 2019

600 years. 180 spectacular treasures. A once-in-a-generation exhibition.

Treasures from the British Library’s own collection, including the beautifully illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels, Beowulf and Bede's Ecclesiastical History, sit alongside stunning finds from Sutton Hoo and the Staffordshire Hoard. The world-famous Domesday Book offers its unrivalled depiction of the landscape of late Anglo-Saxon England while Codex Amiatinus, a giant Northumbrian Bible taken to Italy in 716, returns to England for the first time in 1300 years.

Many books were produced during this period, but few survive – this is your opportunity to follow the journeys of these magnificent manuscripts, now brought together for this major landmark exhibition.

Eat and drink

Great food, quality coffee and artisan teas, there are plenty of places to eat and drink around the Library.

Tempted by an Afternoon Tea? Tuck into finger sandwiches, fresh scones and sweet treats in our Terrace Restaurant or Piazza’s Last Word Café. For those who fancy a bit of fizz, you can upgrade to our Royal option. We’re sure everything will taste all the sweeter with your 20% discount.

Starting at £10.80pp for Group Visit ticket holders, take a look at our Afternoon Tea menu.

All Afternoon Teas must be booked ahead of your visit. Please email for enquiries and to make your reservation.

Useful information for Group Visits

Check our visit pages to help you plan your trip. They contain handy information on cloakrooms, accessibility and how to get here.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, email

*Offer applies to all exhibition tickets, no age/concession restrictions


Name: Group visits to exhibitions
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7639