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

Exhibition FREE

Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

1 Jun 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

A free exhibition

Events at the Library


Pop Story Gi Wi: A Celebration of Miss Lou

Stories and poems inspired by the late Jamaican folklorist

Other events

Study Day

Translating Cultures: French Caribbean History, Literature and Migration

A day celebrating the culture of the French Caribbean

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Discovering the D'Oyly Carte Archive

Find out more about this rich and varied collection, now available to researchers at the British Library

Sold out
Talks and Discussions

Earthquakes and South Asia: Visualising 19th-Century Disaster

Visual representation and reportage of 19th-century South Asian earthquakes from colonial archives


First World War Literature

Explore the historical importance and contemporary relevance of writing and the First World War

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

Curated Sound Tours of Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

Join a curated sound tour inspired by the exhibition Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

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