Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Open until 19 Feb 2023

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

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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.

Upcoming events

Family Activity

Family Station: Explore and Play

A creative base for all the family to enjoy on the last Sunday of every month.

Other events

At the Library and online

A Celebration of Chinatown

Discover the history of Chinatowns across the UK.

At the Library and online

An Evening with Jon Ronson

The documentary storyteller in conversation with Miranda Sawyer.

At the Library and online

Jonathan Pie at the British Library

Satirist Tom Walker on life as Jonathan Pie, and the general state of things

At the Library and online

Indoor Jungles: The Story of the Houseplant

Tony Le-Britton, Mike Maunder, Jane Perrone and Carlos Magdalena revel in plant love!

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, collection and architecture on a tour of the public areas of the Library.

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit