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.
Ukrainian and Bolshevik forces clash during the Russian Civil War


  • 30 January — 20 May 2017 *on now

2017 marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution and, drawing on the holdings of the Foyle Special Collections Library, this exhibition looks at this tumultuous event and its aftermath. We also explore the concept of revolution more broadly, examining other significant political revolutions of modern times: the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American and French Revolutions of the late 18th century and the Haitian revolution (1791-1804), when former slaves overthrew their masters and established an independent state.
We look too at some of the revolutionary scientific discoveries which, in their day, overturned prevalent beliefs, displaying copies of Galileo’s Dialogo (1632) and Charles Darwin’s On the origin of species (1859). In the realm of creative literature the work of Byron and an inscribed copy of the poems of Allen Ginsberg remind us of the revolutionary sensibilities which writers can transmit to their audiences.

Suitable for

  • 18+


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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