Breaking the News

Open until 21 Aug 2022

Challenge and change the way you think about news. This exhibition prompts big questions about the news we consume.

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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.



20 May 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

50 spectacular manuscripts from around the world.

Upcoming events

At the Library

From the Source: Exploring the World of Sustainable Coffee and Chocolate with Origin

A day of free talks and presentations

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Other events

At the Library Course

Cheese Masterclass: History, Making and Taste

Know your camembert from your cheddar.

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Family Activity FREE

Family Station: Explore and Play

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

At the Library

Horror at the Library: The Men

Sandra Newman and Kamila Shamsie in conversation


The Sebald Lecture 2022: Lydia Davis

The annual lecture on literary translation

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

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