Exhibition FREE

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

Exhibition FREE

Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

1 Jun 2018 - 21 Oct 2018

A free exhibition

Events at the Library

Special Event FREE

Start-up Day

Join us for a day of free talks, expert workshops and tailored advice designed to get your business idea off to a flying start

Other events

Talks and Discussions

Pinter at the BBC

Rare archive recordings of his first radio play

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Alice Rawsthorn: Design and the Suffragettes

How did design help the suffragettes achieve their aims?

Limited places

The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot

The London premiere performance of two long-lost radio scripts from the 1950s

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

Monsieur Seven Seas: A Tribute to Derek Walcott

A celebratory tribute to Derek Walcott led by poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell

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

Curated Sound Tours of Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

Join a curated sound tour inspired by the exhibition Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

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