Exhibition

Buddhism

25 Oct 2019 - 23 Feb 2020

Discover the art, origins and its relevance today

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A Child of Books

9 Aug 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

9 August – 27 October 2019

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Exhibition FREE

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels

8 Nov 2019 - 1 Mar 2020

A free, family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature

Events at the Library

Film FREE

Film Screening: Everything is Connected – George Eliot's Life

A new Arena documentary by artist Gillian Wearing, followed by a Q+A

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Other events

Talks and Discussions

Why Heritage Matters

The first woman to lead UNESCO discusses the importance of heritage in the modern world

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Course

Discovering Buddhism

Explore the development of Buddhist teachings

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Special Event

One Track Minds

Everyone has a story about the song that changed their lives

Talks and Discussions

The Buddha of History and The Buddha of Myth

The different faces of the Buddha in history, art and literature

Tours of the Library

Building tour

Discover more about our history, collections and architecture on this tour - includes the Viewing Gallery

Treasures tour

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

Conservation studio tour

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Conservation studio tour with audio description

Take a behind-the-scenes tour and see our world-renowned conservators in action

Group visits to exhibitions

Book a group visit and you’ll receive a 10% discount on your ticket price