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“Excellent museum”
Review of British Library

British Library
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$123.07*
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day
Ranked #46 of 1,736 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Treasures gallery absolutely superb. Well worth a visit and its a contribution entrance fee. Folio gallery was really interesting. Facilities superb. Wish I had visited earlier

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The building on Euston Road is not to everyone's taste but once inside you'll forget the prison like look of the exterior. There is an exhibition of the treasures of the Library which has more old and important books and maps than you will have ever seen. They also do great temporary exhibitions so check out what's on and go take a look. All free of course.

Thank Citizenandrew
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

You can't access a lot here without being a member. They have some good exhibitions so if there's a good one on that you are interested in then go, otherwise probably not worth it if you are time limited

Thank SquirrelyCody
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

It may look like a jail from the outside, but the interior was excellent. For obvious reasons, no photos were allowed but you can buy post cards or books that show the highlights. My favorites include: the Magna Carta, early bibles and qurans, Beetles, Da Vinci, maps and Beowulf.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

There should be more control since I even saw little kids with their parents making quite a lot of noise when trying to see the Carta Magna. But, otherwise, it's very nice and it makes you feel ok when studying.

Thank Lorea M
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