Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Open until 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

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Treasures of the British Library

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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.

Upcoming events

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Audio Description Tour – Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Join us as we take you on an audio-described tour of our latest exhibition, Alexander the Great.

Other events


Alexander the Great: The Making of an Exhibition – A Curator's View

Collecting 2,300 years of stories.

At the Library

The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great

The second of four performances. Come in. Sit down. Explore.

Family Activity FREE

Family Under 5’s Workshops: Adventures with Alexander

Join us for a sensory adventure in our Alexander the Great exhibition.

At the Library

Monsters of Alexander the Great's Legends in World Cultures

A one-day conference at the British Library.

Tours of the Library

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Building tour

Discover more about our history, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Treasures tour

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