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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Open to all visitors seven-days-a-week, this superb building by Sir Colin...

Open to all visitors seven-days-a-week, this superb building by Sir Colin St John Wilson offers events, special exhibitions and a Treasures Gallery that displays over 200 items, including Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible and lyrics by the Beatles.

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We went for a special exhibit on maps, which was unique. The regular collection is also fascinating, from the original notebooks of the Beatles, to the pencil diary of Sir Robert... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for a special exhibit on maps, which was unique. The regular collection is also fascinating, from the original notebooks of the Beatles, to the pencil diary of Sir Robert Scott, from 1912, where he sets forth in some detail, the reasons for the failure of his Antarctic Expedition - all while he is freezing ( and starving )... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the British Museum and made sure we visited again this November. The museum's free collection has some stunning items and I would recommend it to anyone. They also had a map exhibit which was very good. This is a must-see for bibliophiles!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely building. We just wondered around but cannot access the reading room or book shelves. Staff told me there are guided tour from front desk but kids were rush to go so we didn't go.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a really good place if you have to study and need concentration. You can plug in your laptop, sit and have a coffee while you have a productive evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This could be the best free attraction in London. The treasures truly are treasures, there is a fine collection of stamps and there is always a free exhibition at the top of the stairs, currently a fascinating one about Victorian entertainment. The temporary exhibitions cost money to see, but the current one about 20th century maps is well worth it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The richness of resources here is astonishing, but even as a tourist just visiting the public gallery there is plenty to justify a trip. If you would be interested in seeing historical documents in the author's own hand (ranging from Da Vinci's notebook to Handel's Messiah and on to Beatles lyrics) then the Treasures of the British Library gallery is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibition "Maps & the 20th Century" is absolutely fascinating with an eclectic collection of maps that reflect social history through war, peace, trade, movements and the development of cartographic skills. It is totally absorbing and is very well presented with original artefacts, maps and clear, succinct commentary boxes. We only had 3 hours available but you can break for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've walked past the British Library on many an occasion, particularly during it's rather torturous building phase when I worked nearby. Never thought much of the aspect from the Euston Road, its red brick walls not really being comparable to the magnificence of St. Pancras, for instance, next door. However, a guided walk took me into the courtyard and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The huge library is a treat to eyes. Seeing so many books around was like a dream. They have all sort of ancient books here including classics. It's indeed a retreat for the readers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This interesting library has a number of exhibitions that are worth seeing including Magna Carta documents.

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