Group visits to exhibitions

Monday to Friday
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.

James Cook: The Voyages

27 Apr – 28 Aug 2018

Explore original maps, artworks and journals from the voyages.

To mark 250 years since Captain James Cook’s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, this major exhibition will tell the story of Cook’s three great voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and seamen on board the ship. From Cook’s journal detailing the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle to handwritten log books, stunning artwork and intricate maps, chart the voyages, which spanned more than a decade, and explore the experiences of people on the ship and in the places visited.

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

19 Oct 2018 – 19 Feb 2019

A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England

Spanning six centuries, from the eclipse of Roman Britain to the Norman Conquest, highlights from the British Library’s outstanding collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts will be presented alongside a large number of exceptional loans at Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, our major exhibition opening in autumn 2018. 

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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