Coming soon
Exhibition

Buddhism

25 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

Events at the Library

Family Activity

Family Takeover: Make and Create

Time to take over our Learning Centre with creative family fun

Other events

Talks and Discussions

World War Two Letters and Photographs: Recovering Indian Experiences

This talk will explore how we receive insights into the emotional lives of colonial soldiers during WW2 through the censored word

Talks and Discussions

Banned Books Week: Walled In

Writers consider walls in literature and in our lives

Talks and Discussions

Jane Glover: Handel in London

The story of a young German composer who followed his princely master to London in 1712

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Talks and Discussions

Banned Books Week: John Osborne's Under Plain Cover

A reading and discussion of the 1962 play

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

Group visits to exhibitions

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