Attraction in Euston
The British Library building is home to the UK's national library and to unique exhibition galleries. On display are some of the world's most famous written and printed items including: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare's First Folio (1623) and Codex Sinaiticus (c. 350).
Entrance is free, although there are special exhibitions for which there is sometimes an entry charge. For details of the present special exhibition contact Visitor Services. The Library also offers a wide-ranging programme of events.
There are guided tours of the building most days at 15.00 (not Tuesday or Thursday). There are also tours that include visits to the reading rooms (Tuesdays at 18.30 and Sundays at 11.30 and 15.00). Booking for the tours is advisable. There is a Bookshop, café and restaurant.
|Monday, Wednesday - Friday||09.30 - 18.00|
|Tuesday||09.30 - 20.00|
|Saturday||09.30 - 17.00|
|Sunday and Bank Holidays||11.00 - 17.00|
|Visitor Information||+44 (0)20 7412 7332|
|Reader Admissions||+44 (0)20 7412 7677|
|Fax||+44 (0)20 7412 7340|
|Textphone||+44 (0)20 7387 0626|
|Rail/underground||Kings Cross/St Pancras, Euston|
|Buses||10, 30, 73, 91|
Months Open: All year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
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