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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number:
+44 1937 546060
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09:30 - 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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As a Librarian, I have always wanted to visit the British Library ( and, at some point, do research there). I was able to do so before a dinner reservation at Plum and Spilt... read more

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Tempe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Librarian, I have always wanted to visit the British Library ( and, at some point, do research there). I was able to do so before a dinner reservation at Plum and Spilt Milk. It was a great visit ( once I figured out how to check my belongings -- was given very good advise by a researcher to... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Magna Carter was the document that Established England. It s in a small room where explanations surround the walls. Great forestry buffs. Other documents and copies of hand written manuscripts are abundant. Even a tribute to the Beatles( you won't believe when they started.) This is a small museum but don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i feel smarter for just being there. this is a beautiful library, if you can sign up to membership, its worth it. a nice alternative to working in coffee shops and a easy-going place to meet people.

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

THis is where I start my English experience. GO and spend an hour, breathing in the absolute wonde r of creativity and civilization. Go from the Magna Carta to the Beatles lyrics, see the bibles illustrated by monks, view Jane Austen's books, and worship Handel's work, Joyce's contribution to literature,etc. etc. etc. spend a half hour, spend more time....it's all... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting, lots to see. Allow plenty of time. The kings gallery was amazing. Near the cafe is rows of old postage stamps.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited to see the map exhibition which was one of the best exhibitions I have seen in recent months. It took ages to walk round with so many different maps to see. Really worth a visit. A bit disappointed with the cafe, limited choice of food plus it is the only coffee shop i have ever visited in London to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Is amazing. I love to hear recordings of famous literature being read, listening to the Beatles and seeing beautifully illustrated sacred books and one of the first Gutenberg Bibles. The special exhibit on Maps was very good but crowded as it is coming to a close.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went specifically for the map exhibition which was very good. Also visited the free Treasures exhibition which I found utterly absorbing. Original documents from Elizabeth I to the Beatles and a copy of Magna Carta. If I lived in London I'd become a member as they have a wide-ranging programme of lectures.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

£10 a head for a tour lasting over an hour Was going to do it by ourselves and thought better of it - we would probably have ended up wandering around cluelessly and aimlessly Glad we did it guided

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend told me to stop at the British Library and I am so glad I got a chance to experience the treasure room! From listening to the Beatles to examining the Codex Sinaiticus - I was impressed by the variety and presentation

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