John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library  

 
 
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British LibraryThe John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, sacred texts from the world's religions, masterpieces of illumination, landmarks of printing, great works of literature and music, and major advances in science and map-making. The items on display include: Magna Carta, Lindisfarne Gospels, Sherborne Missal, Barcelona Hagadah, Gutenberg Bible, and the Notebook of Leonardo da Vinci. Manuscripts by some of Britain's most well-known authors are also on display. Notable entries include Jane Austen, George Eliot and Charles Dickens, Shakespeare's 'First Folio', 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' and Jane Austen's 'History of England'. Also exhibited are manuscript scores by many well-known and much loved composers such as Mozart, Handel, Chopin, Beethoven, and The Beatles. There's also the chance to hear a small selection of audio recordings from the National Sound Archive collections, including Florence Nightingale (1890) and James Joyce reading from 'Ulysses' (1924).

 

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6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 1st November 2020 - 11.30am
John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
The ensemble performs JS Bach's Cantata, Gleich Wie Der Regen, plus Professor Morten L. Kringelbach explores the brain dynamics of music....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 4th November 2020 - 6.30pm
John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library, 90 York Way, N1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th September 2019 to 1st September 2021
John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library, 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a fresh approach to health, science, art ...More
 
 
 
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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
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Brodsky Quartet
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Kings Place 7 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

The ensemble performs Beethoven's Late String Quartets Opp 135 and 133....More

Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2021 

House of Illustration 9 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

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Dominion Theatre 18 minutes walk from John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures Of British Library

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