Maughan Library, King's College London

The Maughan Library, King's College London, hosts a rolling prggramme of public exhibitions of material from its own collections, as well as items on loan from other libraries and musueums. Exhibitions take place in the matchless surroundings of the Weston Room (the former Rolls Chapel).

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Opening hours

Normal exhibition opening hours are Monday-Saturday, 9.30-17.00.
Visitors are advised to check our website prior to visiting for details of any planned closures.

Admission charges

Entry to exhibitions is free.
Visitors who are not registered members of the Maughan Library are required to complete an exhibition ticket on arrival at the Library and to present some form of photographic ID. The exhibition ticket is also available to print or download from our website.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Sir Charles Wheatstone

Getting the message across: a Victorian inventor at King's

  • 26 October — 19 December 2015 *on now

Physicist, inventor and businessman, Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) was professor of experimental philosophy at King’s College London for over 40 years, during which time he invented the electric telegraph, the stereoscope and a number of musical instruments. This exhibition aims to demonstrate the diverse nature of Wheatstone’s interests; exhibits include some of his inventions, such as a telegraph, a nail fiddle and a collection of stereoscopic photographs, and visitors will also be able to see books from his library and a selection of his personal papers, focussing on his relationships with his fellow scientists, such as Michael Faraday, and on his long connection with King’s.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Entry to the exhibition is free, but please consult our web pages or contact us on 020 7848 1843 to check details of opening times and access.


Maughan Library, King's College London
Chancery Lane




020 7848 1843

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