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Arrived in the morning and was greeted by friendly faces. They were very helpful and... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Aside the amazing architecture, the British Library offers a variety of exhibitions, seminars, and... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Thorpe Arch Park, Leeds LS23 7BQ, England
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Arrived in the morning and was greeted by friendly faces. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. Really enjoyable research visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Aside the amazing architecture, the British Library offers a variety of exhibitions, seminars, and activities. Simply unmissable

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Came with the sole purpose of browsing through the Treasures exhibit and was not disappointed. The original manuscripts and editions in the collection are truly wonderful to behold. The gift shop is also worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

I have visited this morning the Russian exhibition at the British Library. Just want to say how fantastic the exhibition was. I wanted to come back and see it again so I was advised by the information desk ( membership desk) that if I took...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank majdil2016
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Though I have been in London many times, this is the first time I went to British library and it is an amazing Library to be seen (even if you cannot take a book and read there,since you need to have a readers registration which...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rrumakanthan
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Excellent research facility and efficient and welcoming staff. If you need to visit, be assured of an effective reseaech experience

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ProfDF
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Went as I have a huge love of books and the concept of published knowledge free to the masses. The gallery to the left as you enter has some amazing national treasures and the guided tour is fantastic and delivered by passionate staff on the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chani-may C
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The British library has some of the oldest books, manuals, journals in history hidden in there cellar, books going back to 1600s. If you know what your looking for, if they don't have it they can get books from America, Europe if it's a unique...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Reservations for the temporary exhibition were recommended, but unnecessary at 10 a.m. During our visit, "Shakespeare in Ten Acts" told the story of his life, career, collaborations, productions, recent stagings, and even forgeries by others. Based on the excellence of this exhibition I recommend viewing...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank dandd2016
Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is such a fascinating place to visit! Our guided tour took us to view the automated book retrieval system which is robot driven and continuously on the move then onto digital document scanning. There is a café on site which I did not visit....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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