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Address: 96 Euston Road | St Pancras, London NW1 2DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1937 546060
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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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Maps and the 20th Century

We spent about two hours looking around this exhibition . It was well put together and not just about road maps or atlas maps , it encompassed all types of maps . Well worth the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Buckhurst Hill, England, United Kingdom
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Buckhurst Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about two hours looking around this exhibition . It was well put together and not just about road maps or atlas maps , it encompassed all types of maps . Well worth the money .

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

What an amazing place to visit, this is a reference library, you are made so welcome, lovely exhibits, good coffee shop, well worth popping in to, good shop, has some quirky gifts

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The British library is always worth a visit and has regular exhibitions, both in the main entrance area (free) and in the dedicated exhibition zone to the left of the entrance. This review focuses on the Maps and the 20th Century exhibition running until 1 March 2017. The show is in 5 areas, starting with Mapping a New World, then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The main permanent exhibit is a must see for everyone. It includes world renowned classics ranging from Magna Carta, with a very well done display and explanations, to Beatles original handwritten song notes. The large stamp collections are interesting reminders of bygone countries. The special exhibits are always very good, this time a stunning and extensive collection about maps and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here to see the Map Exhibition. This was really interesting and I did enjoy it. The exhibition cost additional entry, entrance to the library itself is free. The building is worth exploring and the books displayed in the middle are a great picture opportunity. You can visit other rooms to see original books from history around the world.... More 

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

This is "the" library to check out in London, & London has a fair few good libraries. Has some great displays, & often has fascinating displays and events.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a stunning exhibition. If you have the slightest of interest in maps, then don’t miss it. Like the best of exhibitions, it demands something of the viewer, if it does not challenge you then it has failed. This does not fail, it has been very well curated because the most demanding of your understanding will be offset by... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this exhibition in December 2016. It focuses on the use of maps in the 20th century for the purposes of war and peace, their role for the economy and how the development of maps reflects developments in our perception. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Maps of the world exhibition left much to be desired. Not very children friendly generally speaking

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Through until March I think there is a really interesting exhibition of 20th century maps. Everything from German bombing maps to 100 acre wood. Nicely presented with enough background information. Shame it shuts at 5.00 not 6.00.

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