Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

21 Oct 2022 - 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 Course


Discover Gothic literature

Limited places

Other events

At the Library and online

I'll Be There: An Evening with Duke Fakir of The Four Tops

In conversation with one of the great vocal groups.

At the Library

The Listening Project with Fi Glover

This event is being postponed until spring 2023, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and will be sharing the new date as soon as possible.

At the Library

Mexico in Letters

The transatlantic correspondence of Alfonso Reyes and the English Hispanist John B. Trend.

Special Event

Laureate to Laureate: Olive Senior & Simon Armitage

Join Jamaica’s Olive Senior and the UK’s Simon Armitage for an evening of literary excellence and conversation.

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