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British Library

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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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Magna carta and Gutenberg Bible - WOW!

Paid extra for special 800 year celebration Magna Carta exhibit, was worth it. Would go back, very well done. Gutenberg Bible was a BIG added bonus.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Paid extra for special 800 year celebration Magna Carta exhibit, was worth it. Would go back, very well done. Gutenberg Bible was a BIG added bonus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a place of wonder, with a vast collection of various books to ancient manuscripts. Been there as a group trip with some friends from university. There are cafe and toilets facilities, which were well maintained. I would recommend anyone for a visit, they have famous cuttings of newspapers and for a fact they have copy of all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the British Library before heading back to Euston to get my train - it is only about 10mins walk. I was quite ashamed I had never been before given its proximity. It is a beautiful modern building with a lovely outdoor space as you enter the gates. There were many people sitting in the cafe outside and others just... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting London this month (August 2015) I highly recommend visiting the Magna Carta exhibition in the British Library which ends on 1 September. It is a fascinating collection of documents and artefacts linked to Magna Carta from 12th to the 21st century. It includes one of the four remaining original Magna Carta documents and also (strangely) two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Attended a lecture. The facilities are marvelous as well as the excellent staff who work there. All are leaders in their field and share the enthusiasm with all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

While my husband and I have been to London many times, somehow we’ve never visited this wonderful place. It is truly wonderful, with so many breathtaking items all under one roof. Admission to the Library is free, although there was a fee to visit the current Magna Carta exhibit -- it was well worth it. We spent over 2 hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Made the mistake of not allowing more time to relax and enjoy all the fantastic exhibits. This would be one of the most enlightening places to visit and soak up the history. There are the most magnificent displays and artefact's and it was a real pleasure to see so many students working within the halls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Being a librarian I loved my visit here. I loved seeing the treasures that were on display which were so interesting and beautiful. I also like the way the building is designed with the book stores in the middle. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant exhibition about Magna Carta. 800 years since it was sealed (not signed) by dear old King John and although no one took much notice at the time, the idea stuck and grew and grew. So we see one of the four remaining copies, learn about its successors and its legacy throughout the democratic world. We also understand the scene... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We did not allow enough time for this fabulous site. Being 2015 is the 800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta, we specifically went to see that exhibit which was wonderful. However, by the time we finished we did not have enough time before closing to explore.

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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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