Visits and workshops

Inspirational visits to engage learners with our unique collections

Each year, the Learning Team welcomes over 35,000 students, teachers, young people, families and adult learners to the British Library. We provide a range of inspiring opportunities for learners to engage with our unique collections, from workshops, masterclasses and teacher training to family days, projects and private views.

 

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) 

 

This autumn and winter, schools and colleges are taking their learners on a journey to where magic and myth began with a school workshop in our Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition. Free sessions for Primary and Secondary school groups are now fully booked.

Primary schools

We offer a range of free workshops for primary school groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills.

Secondary schools and college workshops

We offer a range of free workshops for secondary schools and further education groups which use our gallery spaces to develop creative thinking, visual and verbal literacy and research skills.

Adult learning

We offer a range of learning opportunities for adults, from in-depth courses and masterclasses to workshops for ESOL learners and adults with learning disabilities.

Family activities

From regular monthly workshops to special Family Days, we welcome families to the British Library to take part in a range of creative activities designed for all the family.

Teacher events and CPD

Our Continuing Professional Development programme includes evening events and day-long conferences, many of which are in partnership with other institutions. We provide opportunities for teachers to broaden their subject knowledge and reinvigorate their passion for their subject.

How to book your visit

Practical information about bringing your group to the British Library, from completing our booking form to details on getting here.