Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion

Open until 8 Sep 2019

See inside the mind of Leonardo through his extraordinary notebooks

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Exhibition FREE

Imaginary Cities

5 Apr 2019 - 1 Sep 2019

Discover how our increasingly digital world could change the future of collections

Exhibition

Writing: Making Your Mark

26 Apr 2019 - 27 Aug 2019

Discover the extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievements: through more than 100 objects spanning 5,000 years and seven continents

Events at the Library

Talks and Discussions FREE

Summer Scholars: Language Matters / Native American Art

Two Eccles Fellows discuss the artist books and poetry of Cecilia Vicuña and Native American art

Other events

Special Event

Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion Audio Description Tour

For visitors who are blind or partially-sighted

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Talks and Discussions

War-time Experiences of Workers at the Calcutta Port

This talk expounds the deeply politicizing nature of the experiences of the workers at the Port of Calcutta during the Second World War

Talks and Discussions

Leonardo da Vinci Curator Talk

A look behind the scenes

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Talks and Discussions

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation

The stor­ies of punc­tu­ation marks

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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 with audio description

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

Treasures tour

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

Conservation studio tour

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

Conservation studio tour with BSL interpreter

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