Animals: Art, Science and Sound

21 Apr 2023 - 28 Aug 2023

Animals amaze, fascinate and delight us.

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

Family Station: Explore and Play

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

Other events

At the Library

How to make a story work

An evening of literary exploration with the Rathbones Folio Prize Judges: Ali Smith, Jackie Kay and Guy Gunaratne, and their exciting line-up of newly-shortlisted writers.

Study Day

Doctoral Open Day: Exploring Collections in Your PhD

Join us in Leeds for this Doctoral Open Day.

At the Library Course

Writing Historical Fiction Masterclass

Explore historical worlds and characters through creative writing

At the Library

Carole Boyce Davies in conversation

The leadership styles of Black women.

Tours of the Library

Treasures tour

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