Hire a British Library exhibition

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. Through our exciting touring exhibition programme, we aim to forge new partnerships and engage audiences in the UK and abroad.

We have a wide range of exhibitions available, suitable for different gallery spaces and budgets. Combining our internationally renowned curatorial expertise with our unparalleled collection, we offer a diverse and engaging programme which truly has something for everyone.

To date almost 2.5 million visitors have enjoyed a British Library touring exhibition in the UK and around the world.

Our exhibitions range from 120sqm to 500sqm and can be scaled up or down to suit a range of spaces. All packages include objects, mounts, design and interpretation files, AV content and advice on events and education programmes.

"The loans from the British Library were magnificent. It was an honor to be able to display them” - New York Historical Society


International touring exhibitions

Animals: Art, science and sound

Tells the global story of humans’ relationship with animals. Available for international tour from late 2023.


Gives the story of the development of Fantasy from the earliest works up to the present day. Available for international tour from Spring 2024.

In Search of the Author

Sheds new light on some of the best-loved figures in English literature. Available for international tour from Autumn 2025.

Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word

Journey beyond the Bible to discover the history of Jewish people. On tour from 2023.