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

Talks and Discussions

Monsieur Seven Seas: A Tribute to Derek Walcott

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

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Other events

Talks and Discussions

Studs Terkel in Britain

A look at one of the great figures of American oral history and radio

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Family Activity FREE

Festival of Treasures Family Day

A fun and creative family day inspired by our Treasures Gallery


Late at the Library: Shhh! Silent Disco with Time Out

This event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. All ticket holders will be contacted shortly with further information.


Pop Story Gi Wi: A Celebration of Miss Lou

Stories and poems inspired by the late Jamaican folklorist

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