Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens

Open until 20 Feb 2022

Queens. Cousins. Rivals.

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Treasures of the British Library

Monday to Sunday

For visits from 19 July, you will not need to pre-book to visit the Treasures Gallery. If you want to visit before 19 July, use the following link to book your slot:



3 Dec 2021 - 24 Apr 2022

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Events at the Library

Online Course

Learn Live: Memoir – Perfecting Your Sentences

Improve your writing style and structure as you develop your written life story

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Other events


Myths, Magic and Manuscripts

The fabulous world of medieval books and storytelling

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Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey

We mark the life and legacy of Jamaican writer and poet Andrew Salkey


What's so great about Lewis Carroll?

Celebrate 150 years of Through the Looking-Glass, with Joyce Carol Oates, Chris Riddell, Patrice Lawrence and Leone Ross.

At the Library Course

Paper Craft Masterclass: Christmas Card Making

Learn how to design and make your own festive greeting card

Tours of the Library

Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens – British Sign Language (BSL) tour

Join us as we take you on a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of our latest exhibition

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

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

Conservation Studio Tour with BSL Interpreter

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action