Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

Open until 19 Feb 2019

600 years. 180 spectacular treasures. A once-in-a-generation exhibition.

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Exhibition FREE

Beyond Timbuktu: Preserving the Manuscripts of Djenné, Mali

28 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019

28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Exhibition FREE

Cats on the Page

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Mar 2019

A free exhibition

Coming soon
Exhibition

Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write

Coming soon
Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

7 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Mirrors of Their Age: The Codex Amiatinus and the Lindisfarne Gospels

Why are these manuscripts legendary?

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Rowan Williams: The Invention of Britain

Britain and England – the beginnings of a problem?

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Course

Cats in Literature

Explore cats in Western literature

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

1919: Britain's Forgotten Race Riots

Historian David Olusoga delves into the series of race related riots of 1919

Limited places
Course

Creative Writing Masterclass: Anglo-Saxons

Write fiction inspired by the Anglo-Saxon world

Limited places

Tours of the Library

Building tour

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

Treasures tour

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

Conservation studio tour

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

Conservation studio tour with audio description

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

Conservation studio tour with BSL interpreter

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