The British Library

The British Library
96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
  • Telephone 0843 208 1144
  • Bar open Mon-Thu 9.30am-7.30pm, Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun, Pub Hols 11am-4.30pm
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  • Website www.bl.uk
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The British Library

Created in 1973, the UK's national library is also the largest in the world, based on its number of catalogued items (around 170 million). The collection features around 14 million books dating back as far as 2000 BC.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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African Scribes: Manuscript Culture Of Ethiopia

A small display highlighting the intellectual and artistic achievements of Ethiopian scribes, preservers and guardians of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church's literary output.

Sun 25 Feb

Treasures Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Feb

Treasures Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 21:30 – 18:00

Tue 27 Feb

Treasures Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 21:30 – 20:00
…and 61 more dates until 29 Apr

Ander McIntyre: The Eccles Centre For American Studies: A 25th Anniversary Celebration In Portraits

Portraits taken by Photography Fellow Ander McIntyre, which showcase some of the writers, scholars, politicians and public figures that have helped realise the founding vision of the Centre.

Sun 25 Feb

Second Floor Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Feb

Second Floor Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tue 27 Feb

Second Floor Gallery

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00
…and 40 more dates until 8 Apr

Dudley-Jeczalik-Langan

The trio performs Art of Noise's In Visible Silence live on stage.

Fri 9 Mar

£30 (£20; £25; £20) / 0843 208 1144

  • 19:30

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

New exhibition that showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects, and combine centuries-old British Library treasures with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.

Sun 25 Feb

Sold out / 0843 208 1144

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Wed 28 Feb

Sold out / 0843 208 1144

James Cook: The Voyages

This exhibition will tell the story of Cook's three great voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and seamen on board the ship. It includes original maps, artworks and journals from the time.

Fri 27 Apr

£14; £7 disabled ( £11; £7; £7; Children £7) / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Sat 28 Apr

£14; £7 disabled ( £11; £7; £7; Children £7) / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sun 29 Apr

£14; £7 disabled ( £11; £7; £7; Children £7) / 0843 208 1144

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 121 more dates until 28 Aug

Mon 12 Mar

£8–£12 / 0843 208 1144

Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound

An immersive multimedia installation making innovative use of the library sound archives, to explore the significance of sound since the invention of the phonograph in 1877.

Sun 25 Feb

Entrance Hall

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Feb

Entrance Hall

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00

Tue 27 Feb

Entrance Hall

Free / 0843 208 1144

  • 09:30 – 20:00
…and 12 more dates until 11 Mar

Sounding The Sky

An immersive audio installation taking audiences on a journey through secret rooms, balconies and terraces to experience a sequence of sound-rich stories about the sky.

Wed 14 Mar

£12 ( £12; £10; £8; £8; Children £8) / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 19:30
  • 19:00 – 20:00
  • 19:30 – 20:30

Thu 15 Mar

£12 ( £12; £10; £8; £8; Children £8) / 0843 208 1144

  • 18:30 – 19:30
  • 19:00 – 20:00
  • 19:30 – 20:30

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