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

At the Library and online

An Evening with Jon Ronson

The documentary storyteller in conversation with Miranda Sawyer.

Other events

At the Library and online

Jonathan Pie at the British Library

The sensational satirical reporter in conversation

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!

At the Library Course

Heroic Portraits Masterclass

Tackling your own storytelling portrait


India 75 screening: Court

A brilliant and revealing legal drama set in Mumbai.

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