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Exhibitions and Events

The Library runs free exhibition and events seasons throughout the year. Find details of upcoming events, explore our digital exhibitions, and get the latest visiting information. 

Current exhibition

Banner for the Childhood in Dickensian London exhibition

Childhood in Dickensian London

With 2020 marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s death, Senate House Library’s exhibition takes you on a journey through Victorian London from the 1830s until the turn of the 20th century, exploring the role of Dickens in creating a better childhood for us all. This free exhibition and events season runs from 20 January - 20 June 2020.


Information and resources on previous, current, and upcoming exhibitions at Senate House Library.

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