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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.

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Venue name: British Library
Contact:
Address: 96
Euston Rd
London
NW1 2DB
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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  • Until Sunday June 7 2015
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  • Until Tuesday September 1 2015
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  • Friday May 15 2015 - Friday July 24 2015 Free
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  • Friday May 15 2015
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  • Saturday May 23 2015
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  • Friday October 16 2015 - Tuesday February 16 2016
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Melly

Definitely worth visiting, especially since you don't have to pay to see the main exhibition.

Alex

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