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British Library

4.7/5
168 Reviews
Liked by 3
Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mon - Thu 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM, Fri 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-3 hours
Address: 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB, UK
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Phone: +44-330-3331144 +44-1937-546546 +44-1937-546060

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Amazing collection of texts with several exhibitions and study spaces. The permanent collection has a copy of the Magna Carta as well as several ancient texts. The shop is also great for specialty gifts and books.

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  • DrMickRiviera
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    Attempt at amateur research in the British Library

    Many years ago, in sixth form, I visited the previous British Library, an incredible experience and a beautiful reading room. At Uni, and reading for a PhD, I regularly ordered books on ILL from the B...

    Reviewed on /Date(1611566891000+0800)/
  • amycB2300NG
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    Its interesting

    Especially the gothic exhibition of 2014 really good about horror but was too hot to enjoy in temperature

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  • dannyboyharvey
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    Best Museum in London

    In my opinion, easily the best museum in London. The exhibits hold a wealth of treasures and really capture the imagination. It's also pleasant to not have the the overwhelming stench of colonialism -...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600818977000+0800)/
  • 516adt
    516adt
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    Treasures exhibit is unbelievable

    The Treasures exhibit at the British Library is free, and it's astounding what's in the collection. My companion was super skeptical but it ended up as one of our favorite attractions. The items on ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1584272283000+0800)/
  • davidbE4763DO
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    Well worth a stop - Quick and Free

    We were staying next door, and it's free, so I popped in to see what it was all about. The "Treasures Gallery" was fantastic, filled with priceless beautiful and one of a kind works from all around t...

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Introduction

The British Library allows you to Immerse yourself in one of the world's pre-eminent libraries. It is located in Euston Road in London. With approximately 150 million estimated books, manuscripts, sound recordings and much more, the British Library is definitely a magnificent library. The Diamond Sutra, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus are among the high points of this extensive collection. The Arundel collection, Cotton Library, Harleian Collection, Royal manuscripts and Additional Manuscripts make up the collections of manuscripts that may be found at the British Library. Tours, educational programs and special events are among the activities that are found at the British Library in London.
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