James Cook: The Voyages

Open until 28 Aug 2018

Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Exhibition FREE

In Search of Frankenstein: Photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

13 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

13 April – 1 July


Karl and Eleanor Marx

Monday to Sunday

1 May – 5 August

Events at the Library

Special Event

Wiki-Food and Mostly Women

Spend a day diversifying Wikipedia's food-related topics

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Ingredients: Yeast with Nicholas P Money

See the sugar fungus in a new light

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

A Taste Of Honey at 60

A celebration with special guests

Talks and Discussions

Christopher Hope in Conversation with Gillian Slovo

A powerful exploration of race, politics and people in South Africa today

Talk and Tasting

A Book and a Bottle Salon with Amy Bloom

You've heard of pairing wine and food, but what about books?

Limited places

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Conservation studio tour

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

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price and special offers in our on-site restaurant and cafés