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

Talks and Discussions

Lifting the Curtain: Theatre and Censorship

With Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Richard Eyre, Gillian Slovo and Ella Hickson

Other events


Illumination Masterclass

Release your inner medievalist and create your own Middle Ages-style illustration

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Talks and Discussions

Stamps, Independence and Postcolonial Future

Find out how postcolonial governments used stamps to proclaim and celebrate independence from British rule

Talks and Discussions

Digital Delius: Unlocking Digitised Music Manuscripts

How can technology help people access and understand music manuscripts?

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Talks and Discussions FREE

Theosophy and Bengali Spirituality: Mohini Chatterji's Works

The role of the Bengali Theosophist Mohini Mohun Chatterji in the history of transcultural spirituality in the modern world

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

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