Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: You, Food and the Planet

A special event to launch the British Library Food Season

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Classic Album Sundays present Laurie Anderson

One of the world’s most renowned creative innovators.

Course

Poetry Writing Masterclass

Be inspired by the Romantic poetry of William Wordsworth, learn how to write your own set of poems and bind them into a pamphlet to take home.

Talks and Discussions

Tom Kerridge in Conversation

Join the Michelin-starred chef, bestselling author and BBC presenter in conversation with Gilly Smith.

Talks and Discussions

China's Greatest Poet: Michael Wood presents Du Fu

Hear the story of one of China’s greatest and most loved poets

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Conservation Studios Tour

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

Building tour

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

Conservation Studio Tour with Audio Description

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

Audio-Description Tour Unfinished Business

For visitors who are blind and partially-sighted

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price