Breaking the News

Open until 21 Aug 2022

Challenge and change the way you think about news. This exhibition prompts big questions about the news we consume.

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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.



20 May 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

50 spectacular manuscripts from around the world.

Upcoming events

At the Library Course

Ancient Ideas in the Modern World

An in-depth examination of the history of Greek and Roman ideas

Limited places

Other events

At the Library

The Hoax: The 18th Century's Most Intriguing Deceptions

The fake news of the past, with magician and historian Ian Keable

At the Library

Platinum Jubilee Pudding

Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee


Indoor Jungles: The Story of the Houseplant

They adorned ancient temples and now fill our feeds – plant love is in the air!

At the Library

The Meanings of Food: Why Words Matter

Language in food as a unifier and connector

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

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