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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Description: 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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Do not miss the Magna Carta exhibition

The British Library has done it again! A truly comprehensive exhibition on the magna carta includes everything you ever wanted to know about the charter and doubles it. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The British Library has done it again! A truly comprehensive exhibition on the magna carta includes everything you ever wanted to know about the charter and doubles it. It was very crowded on the Saturday we went, but I saw that there were still tickets for sale. Maybe there shouldn't have been, as we had to queue to get in,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I wasn't expecting such an amazing array of treasures alongside the superb pay to view exhibition about Magna Carta but all sorts of original musical and literary manuscripts, sacred and secular. Just blown away by it all. A real unexpected treat and so handy for Euston St Pancras and Kings Cross.

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Tripoli, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The British Library is probably the most unknown "hidden" important attraction of London. The building itself is a reason to visit. A great venue that hosts the wonderful world of books. The exhibition with the treasures of the world typography during centuries is really shocking because it contains some of the most important original works in the history of the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the Magna Carta exhibition last Thursday (19th March) with my sister. This was quite nostalgic as we both grew up in Lincoln and had seen one of the originals of the Magna Carta at Lincoln Cathedral when we attended South Park High School many moons ago. We spent far longer than we anticipated in the exhibition, it was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Located near both St Pancras and King's Cross stations and a short walk from Euston, we visited to see the Magna Carta Exhibition. Whilst admission to the library is free, there is a fee for this exhibit but it is well worth the money. We booked in advance which would be advisable during school holidays or at weekends. Lots to... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I was drawn there to see the rare historical books, but happily ran into the Magna Carta Exhibition, which was so amazing! It was a little crowded, and hard to really take your time to see each piece, but overall it was a beautiful collection or rare and important documents, and artifacts. I would have love to have another opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

First of all, there is no admission so there is no excuse not to spend an hour or two here. It is about 2 short blocks from the King's Cross underground. The main gallery is the Sir John Ritblat Gallery. There are no photographs allowed. It is simply mind boggling the manuscripts and books that are centuries old. The Beatles... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The part of the collection which is on dispay is smal, but amazing. Moreover, there s a nice cafe and a nice building.

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited for the manga carta exhibition which was fascinating. Queues were bad though and did spoil the experience a little. Book ahead. The permanent exhibits are amazing and free to view including Beatles lyrics handwritten on the back of other jottings! The cafe was expensive and not very comfortable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

this is a brilliant exhibition only spoiled by the usual morons with headsets and people that will not move through some fantastic peaces, if you wait 20 from your time slot you misss the crowds take the time to see the ice exhibiton free small and fun also the world war one postcard exhibition, lastly remember to check out thomas... More 

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