Animals: Art, Science and Sound

21 Apr 2023 - 28 Aug 2023

Animals amaze, fascinate and delight us.

Exhibition FREE

Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

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

Family Activity FREE

Family Workshops: Listen to the Library

Join us to explore sounds in the Library.

Other events

At the Library and online

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: W B Yeats

A celebration of Irish poet, playwright, and Nobel Laureate, William Butler Yeats.


The W.G.Sebald Lecture 2023: Alberto Manguel

The annual lecture on literary translation.

At the Library Course

Jewellery Making Masterclass

Have a go at making history-inspired jewellery

Family Activity

Family Station: Explore and Play

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

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Building tour

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