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World of the book virtual tour

17 March 2022

We've transformed our newest exhibition into a free virtual experience featuring curator insights and close looks at collection items.

Discover World of the book from wherever you are through the screen below. Use your mouse to zoom in and out, and to navigate your way through each of the quadrants.

Click on the blue circles to view videos, the red circles to view images, the green circles to view title panels, and the yellow circles to view items up close and read their accompanying captions.

About the exhibition

Chart the rise, and restyling, of the beloved book in this one-of-a-kind exhibition on the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today. From books that break the mould to books that changed the world, World of the book features more than 200 never-before-exhibited items and celebrates the unique place books have in our hearts and minds.

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