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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
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+44 1937 546060
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Open to all visitors seven-days-a-week, this superb building by Sir Colin...

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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It is a nice architecture (inside and outside). Go in and see onyour left side written papers from Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, The Beatles ectc. People are working all the... read more

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Waasmunster, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice architecture (inside and outside). Go in and see onyour left side written papers from Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, The Beatles ectc. People are working all the place.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time visiting the library. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5, because I think that they need to display the Bible Manuscripts better. However, it is spine-tingling to be able to get so close to such important manuscripts. Staff are friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit.

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent venue for students, and I'm glad I went but won't be going again. I was disappointed with the actual building-thought it would be more ornate and grand, but it was a bit of a concrete jungle. And unfortunately there weren't enough places to have coffee in the library either

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sir John Ritblat Treasures of the British Library is showing hand-painted books, maps, early printed books, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world including: The Gutenberg's Bible of 1455 The Magna Carta Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci Beatles lyrics that are handwritten Highly recommended

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating to see so many old manuscripts and books- and the influence that the written word has had on our world!

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chanced upon the library when we had a bit of time to kill before catching the train. I'm delighted that we did! We only went in for about 30 minutes and did a whistle stop tour of the Sir John Ritblat treasures on the ground floor. We saw so many varied things of interest - Jane Austen's spectacles, handwritten... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take an hour or so to visit the library. After clearing security go to the back left on the main floor and see some amazing original documents all for FREE. Original Shakespeare manuscripts, Handle's Messiah, original Beetles songs, the Magna Carta, Bibles and high holy documents from many other religions, maps etc etc. Understandably no pictures are allowed so you... More 

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Livingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a treasure! Original works from Mozart, Beatles, Leonardo da Vinci's notebook, Magna Carta, Lindisfarne Bible, Gutenberg Bible and much much more.

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Highland Village, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in the area this is definitely worth the stop. The Magna Carta is the big draw, but some of the early religious texts were very interesting. Illuminated bibles, a 4th century New Testament, as well as some early Asian writings. Also music works by great composers, and manuscripts from several great authors. And all of this was... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great displays especially a section on the magna carta resting areas and areas if you have luggage to store within the library great restaurant and great conservation area not, to be missed historical documents

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