Relaxed Early Opening for Families

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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 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels and take part in a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre. 

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.

Free | Ticket required

For more information please e-mail, or call +44 (0)207 412 7797.


Name: Relaxed Early Opening for Families
Where: PACCAR 2
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Adult: £0.00
Child: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546