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

Special Event

Summer Scholars: Revolutionary Mexico / Pacific Entanglements

American intellectuals’ representation of Mexico, and pirates and indigenous peoples on the Pacific.

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Other events

Online FREE

Summer Scholars: Urban Elites / Making Changes in Washington DC and London

Black Elite Women in Washington, DC, and West Indian Absentee Planters in London.

Family Activity FREE

Family Workshops: Creating our News

Screen-print your own news headline with artist Sarah Pimengta.

Family Activity FREE

Relaxed Early Opening for Families

Join us for a free autism-friendly early opening of the British Library.

Special Event

Summer Scholars: Latin Americans Exiles and Mormon Emigration

Latin American exiles in London, and Mormon emigration to the United States.

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