Dates for your diary – our 2023 exhibitions

Ancient mappe of Fairyland designed by Bernard Sleigh

Fantasy literature, the legendary Malorie Blackman, the future of storytelling, and animals in art and science. 2023 is looking exciting here at the Library.

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And you can see all our exhibitions for free with a British Library Membership.

Animals in art, science and sound

21 April – 27 August 2023

Journey through darkness, water, land and air as our atmospheric exhibition next spring will reveal how the intersection of science, art and sound has been instrumental in understanding animals.

Digital storytelling

2 June 2023 – 15 October 2023

Become part of the story and explore the many ways expanding technologies have transformed and enhanced our narrative experiences, from the audio fiction running app, Zombies, Run!, to award-winning interactive adventure, 80 Days, to experimental electronic literature.

Fantasy literature

27 October 2023 25 February 2024

Immerse yourself in the otherworldly. Revisit beloved stories and encounter new ones as we explore our enduring fascination with fantasy literature and its ability to invent and reimagine worlds across time, space and cultures in our major autumn exhibition.

Malorie Blackman

24 November 2023 – 25 February 2024

Celebrate one of Britain’s most-read authors and discover previously unseen material from Malorie Blackman’s own archive, alongside books and manuscripts from our collection.

We’ll tell you more in 2023. In the meantime...