Has anyone been yet? Any tips or best parts for Kids?
I'm taking the dc's (11 & 9) at the end of the month. We've not been to the British Library before either, any tips on child friendly sections, cafes and toilets with smallest queues would also be helpful.
Its not really for children. A couple of hands on bits ie stir a potion or have your fortune read. Its a lot of reading and ancient books Saying that Dd 20 and I loved it and spent an hour and half there. There were hardly any children at all and we went on a sunday. The queue was long to get in but went really quick but we were 11am so first entry.
It is set out in lesson ie divination and herbology. There is real cauldron dug up from the thames, and a scroll on how to make gold, mandrake roots. Some original drawings and manuscripts by jk and paintings from the new books. You could take them to platform 9 3/4 at Kings cross about 5 minutes away.
It’s really beautiful- not for small children though. We absolutely loved it- some of the books are sooo old and the early drafts of JKR’s writing are v interesting. The shop is beautiful too but VERY expensive- £15 for a cotton bag. We went to the platform 9 3/4 shop which is much more reasonable. I’ve attached some photos of the Library shop.