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The British Library is the UK’s national library and home to the Sir John Ritblat Gallery, where you can discover some of the most exciting and significant treasures in the world including Magna Carta, Shakespeare’s First Folio and Codex Sinaiticus. Also on display are Lewis Carroll’s manuscripts of Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Beatles lyrics handwritten by John Lennon, and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

During your visit, don't miss the Library's temporary exhibitions offering a diverse and creative range of subjects and showcasing its extensive collections.

The British Library is one of the world’s greatest research institutions and offers a fascinating journey through the history of the written word. With a reader pass you can access the collections which span all cultures and exceed 150 million items including books, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

The Library holds two major exhibitions a year which require an entrance charge.

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Opening Times:

St.Pancras site: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 09:30-18:00. Tues: o9:30-20:00. Saturday: 09:30-17:00. Sunday and public holidays: 11:00-17:00

See website for details on reading room opening times and Colindale newspaper library.

Venue Details & Map

British Library

96 Euston Road
+44 (0)20 7412 7332
Public transport:
Euston or King's Cross St. Pancras
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app


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