Exhibition

Buddhism

25 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

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Exhibition FREE

A Child of Books

9 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

9 August – 27 October 2019

Coming soon
Exhibition FREE

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels

8 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020

A free, family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions

Letters and Postal Markings Their History and Significance

A Postal History symposium and workshop

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Other events

Festival

Art and Culture During Political Change: Somali Week Festival

Celebrate the launch of Somali Week Festival

Course

Old English Masterclass (Intermediate Level)

Deepen your knowledge of Old English

Limited places
Festival

Poetry Magic with John Agard

The wonder of poetry and performance

Festival

Caribbean Fest: A Plate of Caribbean

Part of Caribbean Fest

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 studio 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

Group visits to exhibitions

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