Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Open until 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit the Treasures Gallery. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Events at the Library

At the Library

Panizzi Lecture 3: Empire of Texts – The Expansion of Woodblock Publishing and the Rise of the Common Reader

In this final lecture in the Panizzi series, Cynthia Brokaw addresses the major trends in publishing during the Qing dynasty, including the explosion of the commercial market in popular texts formatted to appeal to the growing population of ...

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Other events

Online FREE

Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets

The annual celebration of poetry pamphlet publishing in the UK

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Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Perfecting Your Sentences

Improve your writing style and structure as you develop your written life story

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Myths, Magic and Manuscripts

The fabulous world of medieval books and storytelling


Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey

We mark the life and legacy of Jamaican writer and poet Andrew Salkey

Tours of the Library

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens – British Sign Language (BSL) tour

Join us as we take you on a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of our latest exhibition

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

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

Treasures tour

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