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British Library (The), Euston, London

British Library (The)
96 Euston Road

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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
Web address
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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