Inspirational visits to engage learners with the British Library's unique collections
Our programme of curriculum-linked workshops for Primary, Secondary and FE learners encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration. Led by a team of specialist educators and using the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre and our exhibitions, sessions develop critical thinking, research skills and visual, verbal and information literacy. Self-guided visits are also available to book, offering an opportunity for independent exploration of our galleries and public spaces.
Our CPD events support teachers to develop subject knowledge, reinvigorate classroom practice and rediscover a passion for their subject. Our conferences and twilight sessions feature well-respected authors, academics and educational practitioners, whilst INSET sessions enable staff teams to experience a workshop session and use it for a springboard to develop their teaching.
Our website is brimming with ideas and inspiration for the classroom, from Gothic literature to medieval history and from World War One to feminism.
One of the national treasures of our country and every student should have to come as part of the national curriculum! (Secondary Teacher)
Our thanks for an amazing, informative and enjoyable experience which prompted independent writing of a high standard back at school (Primary Teacher)
Book your place on our free workshops for Primary and Secondary school groups in the James Cook: The Voyages exhibition or visit Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land with your Primary and Secondary learners.