James Cook: The Voyages

Open until 28 Aug 2018

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

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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


Karl and Eleanor Marx

Monday to Sunday

1 May – 5 August

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

American Film Musicals and the Reimagining of WWI

Explore how Hollywood musicals of the 1940s linked America’s entertainment heritage with its victory in the war

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Other events

The Constabulary in Late 19th-Century Bengal

Police in Colonial India

Talks and Discussions

Literature Matters: Identity and Idealism

How political should an author be?

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Talks and Discussions

Wood and Water, Lines and Sand: Indigenous Mapping

The key contribution of local knowledge to European exploration

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Talk and Tasting

The Wine Dine Dictionary: Victoria Moore & James Runcie

The science (or art?) of pairing wines and writing dictionaries

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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