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The British Library

Everything you need to plan your school trip to the British Library. Including free teaching resources & workshop information.

British Library, London

Ongoing

What we love

Free of charge visits for all schools.
Linked to key skills in the curriculum.
They have bags containing sensory resources to support SEND students during their visit.
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School trip offer

All sessions for school groups, Further Education colleges and Home Educators groups are free of charge. Valid for term time only. Sessions are subject to availability and advance booking. They take bookings on a first-come, first-served basis. Bookings can be made up to six months ahead of your planned visit date. Bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance; we advise booking further ahead where possible.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Find out more or start planning your school trip to The British Library

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About The British Library

The British Library offers an expansive programme for primary and secondary learners which encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration, enriching the curriculum and developing lifelong learning skills.

Visits are free of charge, available all year round and can be self-guided or led by one of their Learning facilitators.

New workshops for this year include explorations of their map and artists’ books collections. Plus, find out more about library tours, workshops and private views related to their upcoming exhibitions Animals: Art, Science and Sound, and Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, as well as ground-breaking exhibitions on digital storytelling and author Malorie Blackman.

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School trip & venue info

We're here to provide you with everything you need to plan your school trip to The British Library

Curriculum links

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History, Religious Studies

Topics: Careers, Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry, Reading, Stories, Storytelling, Team Building, Writing

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Age Groups: 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for ages 5+

Things to know

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 1 adult is recommended for every 10 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Mon & Tue:
9:30am-8pm

Wed:
11am-6pm

Thu:
11am-7pm

Fri:
9:30am-6pm

Duration

Various

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

At Venue

Enjoy this hands-on workshop from The British Library where your students can be writers for the day and explore writers work who changed the world.

KS2

At Venue

Enjoy this hands-on workshop from The British Library where your students will understand the concept of a sacred text from nine religions.

KS2

At Venue

Enjoy this hands-on workshop from The British Library where your students can be writers for the day and explore writers work who changed the world.

KS3, KS4, KS5

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