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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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


Indoor Jungles: The Story of the Houseplant

They adorned ancient temples and now fill our feeds – plant love is in the air!

Other events

At the Library

The Meanings of Food: Why Words Matter

Language in food as a unifier and connector

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At the Library

From the Source: Exploring the World of Sustainable Coffee and Chocolate with Origin

A day of free talks and presentations

At the Library

Sake, Umeshu and Yuzushu

Discover the world of Japanese drinks with a panel of experts.

At the Library and online

ABBA in the Archives

Carl Magnus Palm in conversation with Kit Green.

Tours of the Library

Group visits to exhibitions

Organising your group visit

Treasures tour

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