Visit to the British Library - Wednesday 26th September at 2:30 pm

Event Date: Sep 26, 2018

We have arranged a special guided tour of the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, on Wednesday 26th September at 2:30 pm.

The tour will comprise both the "General Tour", covering the history of the collection and architecture of the Library, and "The Treasures of the Library" tour  

We will learn about Magna Carta and other items in the collection of books, manuscripts and sound recordings.

The collection, once part of the British Museum, has been housed in the new red-brick building next to St Pancras station since 1988.  Today the Library is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world.  The piazza in front of the building houses Paolozzi's great bronze of Newton and in the central bornze and glass tower are the 60,000 volumes of the King's Library presented in 1823. 

The visit will last around 90 minutes.   There is a cafe on-site in addition to the many cafes & restaurants in the St Pancras / Kings Cross area.

The visit will cost £13.00 for members and £15.00 for guests.

To book your place please send a SAE together with your name, address and phone number and a cheque, payable to "The Putney Society" to:

Maureen Howley, 1 Elystan Court, 121 Howards Lane, London SW15 6QH

 

PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR PLACE!!

 

Photo credit:  Mariana W, Foursquare 

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