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  • © Paul Grundy

  • © Heloise Bergman

  • © Hunt Emerson

    Knockabout Comics, 1984

  • © Heloise Bergman

  • © Heloise Bergman

  • © Heloise Bergman

  • © Jamie Hewlett

  • Taking Liberties School Workshop © Richard Eaton

  • © Paul Grundy

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Venue details

  • Address:

    British Library Euston Rd
    NW1 2DB

  • Venue phone:

    0330 333 1144/01937 546060

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Thu 9.30am-8pm; Fri 9.30am-6pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: King’s Cross/Euston Rail: St Pancras International/King’s Cross/Euston

  • Price:

    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

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    1. British Library
      • 96
        Euston Rd
        NW1 2DB
      • 0330 333 1144/01937 546060
      • 51.529987,-0.126988

What's on at British Library



Cultures of the Dark Side: A Day of Gothic Music and Fashion

Things to do

Explore all apects of Gothic alt culture, high and low, during this day of talks and performances. As well as musicians and fashion designers, music journalist John Robb, comedy writer David Quantick and The Sandman's graphic artist Dave McKean will be...

  1. Sun Nov 9
  2. British Library
  3. Varies by event: see website for details
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Late at the Library: The Sorting

Things to do

Theatre company Les Infants Terribles takes over this grisly late event at the British Library - recreating a funeral, at which your immortal fate will be decided, whether you're heading to the harps upstairs, or the ovens below. On the bright side, this...

Late at the Library: The Sorting

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Things to do, Art

October 2014 will see the start of the UK's most comprehensive show of Gothic literature. Terror and Wonder will explore the enduring influence the genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, 250 years after Horace Walpole's The Castle...

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
  1. Sat Oct 25 – Tue Jan 27 2015
  2. British Library
  3. £9, £7 over-60s, £5 concs, free under-18...
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Definitely worth visiting, especially since you don't have to pay to see the main exhibition.


The British Library have some great exhibitions and public events. Def worth a look!