Exhibition

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Open until 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit the Treasures Gallery. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Exhibition

Paddington: The Story of a Bear

9 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Join Paddington on a new adventure at the British Library this summer.

Events at the Library

At the Library Course

Bookbinding Masterclass

Learn about the physical structure of a book and create your own

Other events

At the Library and online

Africa Writes Festival – Day One

Day One of Africa Writes, the festival of contemporary African literature and thought

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At the Library and online

Africa Writes Festival - Inherited: All Our Names

A rhythmic evening of poetry, dance and sound exploring names we inherit.

At the Library and online

Africa Writes Festival – Day Two

Day Two of Africa Writes, the festival of contemporary African literature and thought.

At the Library and online

Africa Writes Festival - Dismantling the Patriarchy: Mona Eltahawy in conversation

A bold, uncompromising feminist manifesto on how to defy and disrupt the patriarchy

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Treasures tour

A one-hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library