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British Library

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, England
+44 1937 546060
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Reviewed yesterday

If you get a chance to visit "A history of magic " exhibition then I don't think you'll be disappointed. Fascinating insight of how "magic" and related themes have played a part in the lives of people over the last 1000 years. The exhibition is...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed yesterday

We went with three kids to visit the Harry Potter/History of Magic exhibition at the British Library. It hit the perfect balance of being very accessible for children, but also of great interest to adults. There were some wonderful artifacts, and plenty of original scripts...More

Thank Moleseyboy
Reviewed yesterday

Because you need a card to become a reader...but if you take the trouble and have an area of interest a world class experience...v good bookshop too

Thank Longman1950
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderfully informative exhibition on how J K Rowling's got her inspiration to write the collection of Harry Potter books. Also the artwork displayed by Jim Kay were absolutely amazing. Several rooms full of amazing manuscripts showcasing the beautiful art and writing of centuries gone by....More

Thank christines-holidays
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After working in the cafe area on the first floor for a few hours (until I ran out of power on my laptop - not easy finding seats with sockets!) my colleague and I decided to have lunch in the buffet style cafe in the...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the British Library to see the Harry Potter 20 Years of Magic exhibition. The Library itself is free and being a very wet winter's day in London, it was very busy. The exhibition required a ticket, for which we had booked and paid...More

Thank MarcusLC61
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing building with the feel of an overgrown campus library, but is so much more. We went on a group tour which is goood value for an hour plus of fascinating background and exploration of the behind the scenes workings. Also worth taking...More

Thank TonyRoJo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go. All day. Do every room. Every single thing in this wonderful museum is worth seeing. Do a section, grab a coffee, do some more, have a jam and cream scone, see some more. Don't forget the Japanese stuff on the top floor or the...More

Thank 60Rach87
Reviewed 5 days ago

I don't know about you, but there's something special about seeing, or hearing or viewing in other parts of the library, original documents that have been so significant in the history of our planet. The ongoing exhibit of treasures is free, including a few that...More

Thank Bucky1836
Reviewed 5 days ago

Make a stop here, it is well worth it. The permanent exhibition of Magna Carta and historical documents is very interesting.

Thank Birgitte B
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13 January 2018|
Response from bazonian2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free. i think you have to pay if you wanted to go to the Harry Potter Exhibition.
7 January 2018|
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Response from Claire J | Reviewed this property |
No only by ticket
20 December 2017|
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Response from Claire J | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t show ID.