Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Open until 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

Book now Members go free
Exhibition FREE

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


Relaxed Early Opening for Families

Join us for a free autism-friendly early opening of the British Library.

Other events

At the Library and online

The Further Queer Adventures of Alexander the Great: Boyfriend, Activist and Porn Star

Exploring queer identity from ancient times to the present. Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, hosted by Bad Gays.

At the Library FREE

The Free Italian School – A Lunchtime Lecture

The story of Italian political refugee and patriot Giuseppe Mazzini

Conference FREE

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage: Inspire, Enable, Preserve

This free all-day conference will explore sound heritage and the value of sound archives.

Family Activity FREE

Family Under 5s Workshop: Sensory Garden Stories

Sing and play in our imaginary story garden.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

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

Building tour

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