Fantasy: Realms of Imagination

Friday, October 27th, 2023 - Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Set out on a legendary quest through the impossible worlds of fantasy.

Let our landmark exhibition cast its spell as we explore the beautiful, uncanny and sometimes monstrous makings of fantasy. From epic visions to intricately envisaged details, we celebrate some of the finest fantasy creators, reveal how their imagined lands, languages and creatures came into being, and delve into the traditions of a genre that has created some of the most passionate and enduring fandoms.

Journey from fairy tales and folklore to the fantastical worlds of Studio Ghibli. Venture into lands occupied by goblins and go down the rabbit hole. Travel through Middle-earth and into the depths of Pan’s Labyrinth. And discover how the oldest forms of literature continue to inspire fantasy authors today.

Gather your fellow adventurers and step through the British Library gates into the realms of fantasy as they have never been chronicled before. Who knows where your journey will lead…

Mon - Thu 9:30am - 8pm
Fri 9:30am - 6pm
Sat 9:30am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

The Treasures Gallery will be closed all day on December 11, 2023.

St Pancras
The British Library
96 Euston Road

London, UK

51.529571319985, -0.12749400000002

Fantasy: Realms of Imagination