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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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.

Upcoming events

Family Activity FREE

Family Workshops: Winter Tales

Create your family’s very own wintery illustrated tale.

Other events

At the Library and online

Literature Matters: RSL 200 – Love from the Pink Palace

With Russell T. Davies, Jill Nalder and Sabina Dosani

At the Library and online

The Blavatnik Honresfield Library Revealed

A unique collection saved for the nation.

At the Library

Alexander the Great: A Day of Talks

This event has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Special Event

Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut, with Oliver Stone in conversation

A screening of the finest version of Oliver Stone’s film, introduced by the Director himself.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

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.