The British Library
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Time Out says
Wed Jun 20 2012
A copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland is sent to The British Library – an institute that has amassed a collection of more than 150 million items and adds some 3 million new items each year. The public can apply for access to the reading rooms, or simply explore the permanent and temporary exhibits in the John Ritblat Gallery. Here, some of the most famous written and printed items in the world are displayed, and you might see the Lindisfarne Gospels, Shakespeare’s first Folio, Handel’s Messiah, the Gutenberg Bible, drafts of the Magna Carta and the Beatles’ manuscripts.
British Library 96 Euston Rd
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- 96 Euston Rd
- 0870 444 1500/01937 546060
- 96 Euston Rd
- British Library
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What's on at British Library
Things to do
Among the questions asked by the British Library's summer 2013 exhibition are 'What have the Olympics, Chairman Mao and matchboxes got in common?', 'Who portrayed Margaret Thatcher as Napoleon, and why?', and 'Is propaganda public information or misinformation,...
Books and poetry
As part of the British Library's 'Propaganda: Power and Persuasion' exhibtion (running until Sep 17), which details the evolution of state propaganda – from ancient Greece to the present day – leading historians of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, Anne...
Music, Attractions and museums, Things to do
Ain’t no party like a British Library party, cos a British Library party don’t stop. In fact, this DJ set, concert and experiential theatre event in the library's Entrance Hall calls it quits at the downright reasonable hour of 10.30pm, but for three...
Categories, Classical & Opera
Wagner’s writings range widely over subjects as various as race, climate, vegetarianism, aesthetics and modern science. Above all he was formulating ideas that would take dramatic shape in his operas. Distinguished authorities speak about Wagner’s immense...