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

Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

1 Jun 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

A free exhibition

Events at the Library


Writing Life Stories Masterclass

Do you have a true story you want to tell?

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Other events


Pigspurt's Child

Written and performed by Daisy Campbell


The School of Ken: What I Learned from Ken Campbell

A celebration of theatre maverick and 'antic visionary' Ken Campbell

Talks and Discussions

Ram Gopal: Histories of Cultural Interweaving

The significant role Indian dancer Ram Gopal played in bringing Indian dance to international audiences

Talks and Discussions

A Far Cry from London: The Sound of the Caribbean Voice

Experience the sounds and the voices of the Caribbean experience through radio and poetry

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

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