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.
Portrait of William Shakespeare

'The very age and body of the time': Shakespeare's world

  • 16 June — 24 September 2016 *on now

In this exhibition we explore the world in which Shakespeare lived and worked.
We show the types of implements he would have used to write his plays and poems and look at the workings of the London book trade in his day. We examine the political and religious background of Elizabethan and Jacobean England and the literary sources upon which Shakespeare drew. Items on display include a copy of 'Julius Caesar' from the Second Folio edition, a copy of the first edition of Ben Jonson’s works, published in the year of Shakespeare’s death, and a copy of 'Daemonologie', James I’s treatise on witchcraft.

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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