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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 - 20:00
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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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Great Exhibition

Visited to see the map exhibition which was one of the best exhibitions I have seen in recent months. It took ages to walk round with so many different maps to see. Really worth a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Visited to see the map exhibition which was one of the best exhibitions I have seen in recent months. It took ages to walk round with so many different maps to see. Really worth a visit. A bit disappointed with the cafe, limited choice of food plus it is the only coffee shop i have ever visited in London to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Is amazing. I love to hear recordings of famous literature being read, listening to the Beatles and seeing beautifully illustrated sacred books and one of the first Gutenberg Bibles. The special exhibit on Maps was very good but crowded as it is coming to a close.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went specifically for the map exhibition which was very good. Also visited the free Treasures exhibition which I found utterly absorbing. Original documents from Elizabeth I to the Beatles and a copy of Magna Carta. If I lived in London I'd become a member as they have a wide-ranging programme of lectures.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

£10 a head for a tour lasting over an hour Was going to do it by ourselves and thought better of it - we would probably have ended up wandering around cluelessly and aimlessly Glad we did it guided

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend told me to stop at the British Library and I am so glad I got a chance to experience the treasure room! From listening to the Beatles to examining the Codex Sinaiticus - I was impressed by the variety and presentation

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place (not been before) there were some really interesting exhibitions and we had paid to see the map exhibition (others were free) which was excellent. There is a shop and several cafes so we had lunch there. You can only go into the reading rooms if you are a member. Disappointed with postage stamps as they... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth spending some time here and they have some fascinating events and activities for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with the sole purpose of going to the map exhibition. The exhibition was brilliant. Everything I expected and more. Some brilliant documents and overall a really interesting exhibition. Shame it isn't on for longer. The building itself is beautiful and the cafe was a great place just to sit down and have a drink before heading off.... More 

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Borders, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have always lovedmaps and so my wife organised a two night trip to London and bought tickets to the Maps and the 20th Century exhibition. We got there early and spent a good couple of hours taking in the vast variety of maps which was simply fascinating. A great exhibition, but why oh why do they always have to... More 

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibition holds many different maps, some a little bizarre, some very historic but all showing varying aspects of mapping. It is certainly an exhibition to see if you have any interests in maps or 'historic' propaganda. The exhibits are explained very concisely. From my point of view there were two things that could be improved. Firstly walking round for... More 

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