Group visits to exhibitions

Monday to Sunday
Group visits to the British Library

For more information

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7639
  • Email:

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price

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.

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.

Our exhibitions:


25 October 2019 – 23 February 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

How did Buddhism grow from its beginnings in 6th-century BCE India to having over 500 million international followers today? How did the life of the Buddha unfold? What inspires Buddhist practice?

Encounter the outstanding beauty of Buddhist manuscripts and artworks in the largest exhibition of its kind ever held at the British Library. Explore rare treasures from the Library’s collection including colourful scrolls, artefacts decorated with great detail and lavishly illuminated books spanning 2,000 years and 20 countries.

Eat and drink

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

Take advantage of our special offers for groups of 10 or more (you must book in advance):

  • Relax with a Tea or Coffee and a slice of our Cake of the Day for just £5.00
  • Tuck into a light lunch with our soup and sandwich combination offer for £7.95
  • Fancy something more substantial?  Enjoy 2 courses for £15.95, or 3 courses for £19.95 in our Terrace Restaurant.

If you would like one of these offers for your group please call 0207 4125529 to book.

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.

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