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

Paratexts and Print in Renaissance Humanism Experiments in Humanist Paratexts

The Panizzi Lectures 2019

Other events

Special Event

Christmas Traditions

Christmas, but not as you know it!

Limited places

Pop-up Greetings Card Masterclass

Design and make your own pop-up cards to take home

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Talks and Discussions

Paratexts and Print in Renaissance Humanism: The Limits of Paratexts

The Panizzi Lectures 2019

Talks and Discussions

Uncrowned Queen: The Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

The story of Margaret Beaufort, the founding matriarch of the Tudor dynasty

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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

Buddhism exhibition audio-described tour

For visitors who are blind and partially-sighted

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

Group visits to exhibitions

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