Inspirational museums/exhibits/libraries in London

blw's picture


I am a London MA Graphic Design student looking for some inspiration and wondered whether anybody could recommend any museums, exhibits or libraries that re-invigorate their love of typography?


thomasjwpayne's picture

the british library is a lovely place. as is the british museum, which contains some fascinating typographic relics in the form of hieroglyphics and various other type related artifacts (coins, etc...)

also the type museum in stockwell but i'm not sure if thats reopened yet.

Jongseong's picture

Also lovely is St Bride Library.

Andreas Stötzner's picture

St. Bride is the Holy Hall for printing and typography matters. For a more wide scope of inspiration from different disciplines of the arts, *don’t* miss the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Miss Tiffany's picture

The British Museum has an impressive reading room as well. IIRC
As does the V&A. I attended a lecture about some of the books several years back. The people working there were very friendly.

blw's picture

Thanks for all your suggestions - looking forward to checking them out!

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