Relaxed Early Opening for Families

Relaxed opening

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Join us for a free autism-friendly early opening of the British Library

An event for families with children on the autism spectrum and other sensory needs. Enjoy the Library free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.

Explore our current exhibition Writing: Making Your Mark and take part in a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre. Learn to write your name in hieroglyphics, get inky with block printing or collage your favourite letter. Hazel from Holborn Community Association will be helping us to create our names in fun, multi-sensory ways. 

A dedicated sensory room will also be available for children needing a quieter and calmer space.

This event is free and suitable for parents and carers with children aged 5–15 years and their siblings.

All visitors to this special early opening will receive a visual story in advance to provide an idea of what to expect on arrival. Please note that the Library opens to the general public at 11.00.

If you would like to be added to a waiting list for this event or to register your interest for future events, please e-mail, or call +44 (0)207 412 7797.


Name: Relaxed Early Opening for Families
Where: PACCAR 1
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546