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15 March 2018A TOUR OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY

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A TOUR OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Thursday 15 March 2018

The British Library is the National Library of the UK and the largest library in the world, holding over 150 million items from many countries. Discover more about the history, collection and atchitecture of the library; visit the Viewing gallery and the Book handling room, and find out how books are stored, accessed and delivered. The tour introduces you to some of the most iconic items held within the British Library collections. Find out more about the King's Library (George III's library) and the Klenke Atlas, the second largest atlas in the world. Your guide will introduce you to some of his or her favourite items in the Sir John Riblat Gallery, where over 200 of the library's treasures are displayed.

Meet in the entrance hall at 10.45 PROMPT to start the visit at 11am.

Cost: £15 per head (non refundable). Book at the February or March meeting with Anita Goodall, tel.01689 855124 or email; anita_goodall@yahoo.co.uk or via the website (booking form is under Our Society/documents)

Getting there: The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London.  

By train: underground to St.Pancras, Euston and Euston Square OR overland from Herne Hill to St.Pancras. By bus many services including 10, 30, 59, 63, 73, and 91