Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Tom Kerridge in Conversation

Join the Michelin-starred chef, bestselling author and BBC presenter in conversation with Gilly Smith.

Other events

Talks and Discussions

China's Greatest Poet: Michael Wood presents Du Fu

Hear the story of one of China’s greatest and most loved poets

Talks and Discussions

Feast and Fast: The Art of Food Europe 1500 - 1800

An insight into the food culture of Early Modern Europe told through the art and artefacts of the time.

Talks and Discussions

The Beatles in Time

Craig Brown's unique, kaleidoscopic examination of The Beatles phenomenon

Talks and Discussions

In Ghostly Japan

Explore the wide variety of Japanese ghosts, demons, and monsters with our Japanese curator Yasuyo Ohtsuka.

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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 Studios 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

Audio-Description Tour Unfinished Business

For visitors who are blind and partially-sighted

Group visits to exhibitions

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