Animals: Art, Science and Sound

21 Apr 2023 - 28 Aug 2023

Animals amaze, fascinate and delight us.

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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.

Upcoming events

At the Library Course

Writing Historical Fiction Masterclass

Explore historical worlds and characters through creative writing

Other events

At the Library

Carole Boyce Davies in conversation with Diane Abbott

The leadership styles of Black women.


The Three Body Problem: Cixin Liu in conversation with Jim Al-Khalili

For this exclusive online event, Cixin Liu talks to British physicist, author, broadcaster and science communicator Jim Al-Khalili, host of the BBC Radio 4 programme, The Life Scientific.

Workshop FREE

Dementia-friendly art workshops


Join us for a sensory workshop inspired by the Library’s collection and designed for people living with dementia and their carers.


Speech-to-Text and BSL Tour: Chinese and British

Join us as we take you on a speech-to-text and BSL tour of our latest exhibition.

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.