James Cook: The Voyages

Open until 28 Aug 2018

Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there

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Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Exhibition FREE

In Search of Frankenstein: Photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

13 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018

13 April – 1 July

Exhibition

Karl and Eleanor Marx

Monday to Sunday

1 May – 5 August

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

David Shrigley: Fully Coherent Plan

An afternoon with the Turner Prize-nominated artist

Other events

Talk and Tasting

100 Years Later: Wartime Cocktails with The Gilbert Scott

From Victorian excess to wartime rationing

Limited places
Talks and Discussions

The PSA Lecture: Bernadette McAliskey

The class of ’68: where is the legacy?

Family Activity FREE

Drawings of Discovery: Penguins to Polar Bears

A family art workshop

Family Activity FREE

Drawings of Discovery: Penguins to Polar Bears

A family art workshop

Tours of the 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

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