Exhibition

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

8 Oct 2021 - 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:

Exhibition FREE

Khadija Saye: in this space we breathe

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit Khadijia Saye: in this space we breathe. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:

Exhibition

Paddington: The Story of a Bear

9 Jul 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Join Paddington on a new adventure at the British Library this summer.

Events at the Library

Online

Paddington: The Bear and his Story

A celebration with special guests R. W. Alley, Hugh Bonneville and Karen Jankel.

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Other events

Online

The Days after Tomorrow: Climate Fiction for the Future

Climate Fiction writers from around the world reimagine our relationship with nature. With a special appearance from prize-winning author Amitav Ghosh.

Course

Learn Live: Food in 19th-century Literature

Tasty treats from classic literature

Limited places
At the Library

Old News, New Perspectives: 400 years of Newspapers

The origins of newspapers and the transformative growth of the world of news

Online

The Anatomy of Melancholy: Robert Burton's masterwork

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of an extraordinary book

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

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

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