Dome levels 4 and 5 will be closed to the public from Monday 13 May to Friday 24 May. Visit our refreshed World of the Book exhibition from Saturday 25 May.

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Chess collection

Dedicated to the history, study and practice of chess, The Ian Potter Queen's Hall is home to one of the world’s largest collections devoted to the ‘game of kings’.

The collection includes reference materials, magazines, and modern and historic works, most notably a book published by Caxton in 1483. The room is also home to chess game tables, historic chess sets and chess-related realia.

Take the lift or the stairs in The Ian Potter Queen's Hall from Level 2 (ground floor) to the chess area on Level 3 (mezzanine).


Daily 10am-5pm

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