Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War

Open until 19 Feb 2019

600 years. 180 spectacular treasures. A once-in-a-generation exhibition.

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Exhibition FREE

Beyond Timbuktu: Preserving the Manuscripts of Djenné, Mali

28 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019

28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019

Exhibition FREE

Cats on the Page

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Mar 2019

A free exhibition

Coming soon
Exhibition

Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Discover the extraordinary history behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: how we write

Coming soon
Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

7 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists

Events at the Library

Study Day

Study Day: Anglo-Saxon Life and Thought

Explore the lives of the Anglo-Saxons

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Other events

Family Activity FREE

Feline Fables and Folktales

Listen, invent, write and perform stories in this playful family workshop

Family Activity FREE

Feline Fables and Folktales

Listen, invent, write and perform stories in this playful family workshop

Course

Anglo-Saxon Jewellery Making Masterclass

Have a go at making Anglo-Saxon inspired jewellery

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Study Day

Doctoral Students Open Day 2019 – 17th- and 18th-Century Collections

Practical and inspiring open days for first year PhD students

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

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 and special offers in our on-site restaurant and cafés