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.
Travellers in Malta

West of Suez: Britain and the Mediterranean, 1704-1967

  • 25 January — 7 May 2016 *on now

Through the riches of our library and archive collections we examine Britain’s long and complex association with the Mediterranean region, from its first occupation of Gibraltar in 1704 to the disbandment of the Mediterranean fleet in 1967. During this period Britain obtained a chain of Mediterranean territories, stretching from the Pillars of Hercules to the Suez Canal.

Through themes such as diplomacy, government, war and cultural engagement, the exhibition explores how the significant British presence in the region helped to shape its history. Exhibits include a copy of the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht signed by the King of Spain, an early English-Modern Greek dictionary printed on the Ionian Islands during their time as a British protectorate, attractively illustrated accounts of travels in the region and original photographs of subjects ranging from the Gallipoli and Suez campaigns to the 1953 coronation celebrations in Malta.

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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