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

The Philatelic Exhibition

Monday to Sunday

Discover some of the rarest and most significant stamps from one of the world's greatest collections

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Cats on the Page

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Mar 2019

A free exhibition

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Triple-Threat Woman: The Letters of Sylvia Plath

Insights into the life and work of a great writer

Limited places

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Selector Responder II: Sounding Out the Archives

Experiments in recorded sound

Limited places

The Mummy in Literature and Film

Explore the fascinating and peculiar worlds inhabited by mummies

Talks and Discussions

The Annual Equality Lecture: Professor Kalwant Bhopal

Social justice, exclusion and white privilege in universities

Talks and Discussions

African Abbots and Stories in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

The multicultural world of the earliest English speakers

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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