The British Library



The British library has permanent displays of some precious manuscripts, as well as audio recordings, such as the original recording from the Titanic. You can also see the original pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook or Shakespeare’s plays. One of the highlights is the tiny room dedicated to the Magna Carta, the original law document written in the 13th Century.


The British Library is the largest library in the world based on the number of items catalogued.

It has its permanent displays, but often holds special exhibitions certainly worth visiting. You do NOT have to be a member of the British Library in order to visit and enjoy the exhibitions.

How to get there

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Address: 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Nearest underground stations:

Kings Cross/St.Pancras


Euston Square

Visit the Museum’s page on how to get there for more suggestions

Use London Transport journey planner typing from and where you’re going to



What are the opening hours

Exhibition galleries are open as follows:

Monday : 9.30am – 6pm

Tuesday: 9.30am – 8pm

Wednesday to Friday: 9.30am – 6pm

Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm


How much is the admission fee

Entry to all permanent galleries is free (special displays/exhibitions are charged)


Official website:

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