From Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Ada Lovelace and The Beatles. Explore some of the world’s most exciting, beautiful and significant books, manuscripts and sound recordings.
Telling the remarkable stories of over 2,000 years of human experience, our Treasures of the British Library Gallery gives you a peek into the wonders of our vast collection:
Get a taste of what’s inside the Gallery in our accompanying Treasures website.
What’s new in Treasures?
From January 2019, you will find:
- A completely new Printing case including the Gutenberg Bible, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and the world’s oldest dated complete printed book, the Diamond Sutra
- Leonardo da Vinci’s theatrical stage designs
- A new case on contemporary female artists.