Exhibition

Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Open until 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Florence Nightingale and Gandhi. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, maps and manuscripts.

Upcoming events

Family Activity FREE

Family Workshops: Books you can wear

Be inspired by unusual artists’ books and create book pages you can wear.

Other events

Online Course

Online Study Day: Writing Historical Fiction

Learn how to write historical fiction.

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At the Library and online

Irish Writers' Weekend London

A two-day festival of words and ideas featuring some of Ireland’s most exciting and accomplished writers.

Family Activity

Family Station: Explore and Play

A creative base for all the family to enjoy on the last Sunday of every month.

At the Library and online

A Celebration of Chinatown

Discover the history of Chinatowns across the UK.

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit