Exhibition

Buddhism

Open until 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

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Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels

8 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020

A free, family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Unmasking Noh: The Art of Noh Mask-Making with Hideta Kitazawa

How to transform a solid block of 'Hinoki' (Japanese Cypress) into a beautiful noh mask

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Monks and the Camera

How an archive of Buddhist photographs was discovered and rescued in Laos.

Study Day

Doctoral Students Open Day 2020 Introducing the Collections at Boston Spa and beyond

Practical and inspiring open days for PhD students of all disciplines, new to the Library

Performance

Getting to Noh: Noh Performance Highlights

Enjoy a highly aesthetic classical Japanese theatre style featuring dance, music and poetry

Talks and Discussions

Tibetan Buddhism: Art Manuscripts and Practice

Explore some of the most significant Tibetan Buddhist items in the British Library.

Limited places

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Building tour

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

What You See is What You Hear

Join us for a site-specific sound tour of the British Library and hear about the ideas in some of the public art on display

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Conservation studio tour with audio description

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Conservation studio tour with BSL interpreter

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