All online exhibitions
This is a complete list of all our online exhibitions. Just choose the one you'd like to see. You can then zoom in on the images.
A portrait of the Indian subcontinent, in 15,000 images from our Asia, Pacific & Africa collections.
Mike Phillips gives his personal response to the Caribbean views exhibition
1,200 items present perspectives on plantation life during the 18th and early 19th centuries
Over 1200 maps and plans of the capital: a fascinating collection brought together by the Victorian designer, Frederick Crace
130 plans and drawings of Deptford uncover history in and around the royal dockyards
As protectors of the shrine of St Cuthbert and representatives of the crown, the 'Prince Bishops' of Durham enjoyed near regal status
Images of Victorian Britain captured in 1,500 original photographic book illustrations
Manuscripts by some of our greatest writers
1,800 printed items from everyday 19th century life collected by the Victorian conjurer, Evanion.
The British Library holds a wealth of sacred manuscripts from around the world - many of them rare
Follow the Swiss-born artist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm as he pursues his mission to record 'everything curious' in the life of the County of Castles
Key documents from the life and times of the pious yet bloodthirsty king
Pivotal moments in British history
More than 3,000 stunning images from our renowned manuscript collections.
Ride into Regency London through 30 drawings commissioned by the Kensington Turnpike Trust
Over 2,500 watercolours, drawings and prints from King George III's vast topographical collection.
The invention that changed the world
Contemporary views and maps bring to life the topographical backgrounds to works by six favourite authors.
From the world's greatest collection
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in Africa
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in Asia
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in Europe
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in North America
A fascinating sampling of maps depicting places in the United Kingdom
As written by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven themselves
Original drawings for the Ordnance Survey maps commissioned under threat of French invasion
Some of the world's most intriguing rarities, from our renowned philatelic collections
Follow photography from its invention
Extraordinary treasures from all over the world
Natural history drawings from Indonesia and Malaysia
Follow the unveiling of Britain through hundreds of maps and views created between 800 and 1600
Sketchbook tour of England 1750 to 1850 with 3,000 fantastic drawings.
Illustrated sheet music for piano and songs from the heyday of the Victorian Music Hall
Listen to historic voices from our Sound Archive