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Simon Callow gives a voice to Shakespeare

Roubiliac’s figure of William Shakespeare in our Entrance Hall, voiced by actor Simon Callow, is London’s latest talking statue

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England and the North-East Passage

Historian James Evans marks our current Arctic exhibition with a guest blog recounting the Tudor search for a north-east passage

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Christmas and New Year hours

We are closed 24-26 Dec and New Year's Day, and open again on Fri 2 Jan - please note that the Reading Rooms will close early on some days

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