Exhibition

Buddhism

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

Festival

Chortle Comedy Book Festival Launch Gala

With Shappi Khorsandi, Mae Martin, Jen Brister, Olaf Falafel and Dominic Frisby

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Other events

Study Day

Study Day: Fairy Tales

Discover the history of fairy tales

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Course

Portrait Drawing Masterclass

Learn the skills for portrait drawing

Limited places
Festival

Chortle Comedy Book Festival

A packed day of book-writing comedians

Talks and Discussions

Mark Thomas 50 Things About Us

Part of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival

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

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