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British Library

The British Library stores every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, and is home to over 150 million items from manuscripts to maps, as well as a musical archive. In the Sir John Ritblat Gallery you’ll find a permanent display of the Library’s greatest treasures from the Magna Carta to the Gutenberg Bible. In The Philatelic Exhibition some of the world’s most significant stamps hold pride of place, while frequent temporary exhibitions have cast light on such topics as Darwin and science fiction. For scholars, the reading rooms offer the true British Library experience, but it’s best to research who can apply for a pass before you go. Otherwise, simply enjoy the pretty café, which has become a favoured meeting spot.

96 Euston Road
London
NW1 6DB

Tel: 020 7412 5520
Opening Times: Monday- Thursday 9:30am–8pm
Friday 9:30am–6pm
Saturday 9:30am–5pm
Sunday 11am–5pm

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    British Library

    Until Wednesday 28th February 2018

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic will happen at the British Library this winter. Take this chance to see rare books & scripts on the folklore of magic, which inspire the writing of J.K. Rowling to author her books. A huge scroll dating back to the 16th century will explain how you can make a Philosopher’s Stone.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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    British Library

    Until Sunday 23rd September 2018

    A family friendly event at the British Library, Poetry Remix is a drop-in session suitable for those aged 5-11 years with James Bulley and Helen Frosi posing experiments with collage and cutting up using everyday materials to make poetry fun. Then perform your poetry with image and sound.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
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    • 0 x OAP: Free
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