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.


Digital Storytelling

2 Jun 2023 - 15 Oct 2023

Adventures, journeys and revolutions. Be transported through the thought-provoking world of interactive writing.

Upcoming events

Workshop FREE

Art workshops for blind and partially sighted people


Join us for a monthly creative workshop inspired by the Library’s collection and designed for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Other events

Yorkshire Event FREE

On the Brontës: Tracy Chevalier in Conversation with Dr Katy Mullin

Acclaimed novelist Tracy Chevalier and the University of Leeds’ Dr Katy Mullin in conversation about the Becoming the Brontës exhibition in the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.


Conservation Studio Tour

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

At the Library and online

Josephine Hart Poetry Hour: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney

An anniversary event on National Poetry Day, with Bríd Brennan, Catherine Heaney and Ruth Negga.

Talks and Discussions FREE

Greening Your Home

Learn about climate change and the practical steps we can take to make our homes greener.

Tours of the Library

Building tour

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

Treasures tour

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