Breaking the News

Open until 21 Aug 2022

Challenge and change the way you think about news. This exhibition prompts big questions about the news we consume.

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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.

Coming soon


20 May 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

50 spectacular manuscripts from around the world.

Upcoming events

At the Library and online

Literature Matters: Marina Hyde and Armando Iannucci

Writers respond to the absurdity of the news.

Other events

At the Library and online

Cooking the Books: the Culinary Worlds of Eliza Acton and Mrs Beeton

The life, work and legacy of two extraordinary Victorian women.

At the Library and online

Have We Got News For You. With 5x15

With Rana Ayyub, Oliver Bullough, Amelia Gentleman, Ed Miliband, Gideon Rachman

At the Library

Tastes of India

A delicious evening of food and conversation with leading chefs and food-writers, celebrating the breadth of India's food cultures

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At the Library and online

Detransition, Baby: Torrey Peters meets Shon Faye

A uniquely trans take on love, motherhood, and those exes you just can’t quit.

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