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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The Philatelic Exhibition

Monday to Sunday

Discover some of the rarest and most significant stamps from one of the world's greatest collections

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Cats on the Page

23 Nov 2018 - 17 Mar 2019

A free exhibition

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Secrets of the Earliest Surviving English Seal

Find out how new technology reveals the secrets of Edward the Confessor's seal

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Other events

Talks and Discussions

Mayalee Dancing Girl Versus the East India Company

What do official British records yield about Indian musicians and courtesans like the Mayalee ‘dancing girl’?

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Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War Members' Private View

A Members' exclusive event

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Talks and Discussions

Michael Wood: Why the Anglo-Saxons Matter

Fascinating tales from great manuscripts

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Talks and Discussions

Bootleg: The Strange Story of the Forbidden Record

The illicit but compelling story of bootleg recordings

Limited places

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Treasures tour

A one hour journey through some of the Treasures of the British Library

Conservation studio tour

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