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.

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Family Activity

Family Station: Explore and Play

A creative base for all the family to enjoy on the last Sunday of every month.

Other events

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Family Event: Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year with an exciting day full of colour, creativity and music.

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Speech-to-Text Tour – Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Join us as we take you on a speech-to-text tour of our latest exhibition Alexander the Great.

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The Unbuilt Room: Alexander the Great

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

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Alexander the Great: Between Dreams and Imagination

A choice of three performances. Alexander in words, music and images.

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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.