With Love

In our latest exhibition, love letters offer glimpses into private worlds – from a queen’s treasonous love letter, to the generous wish of a naval hero and the forlorn poetry of a prime minister. Expect secret stories of heartbreak, passion and disappointment as you explore 500 years of letters in this intimate exhibition.

Please be aware that our exhibition spaces are currently closed, although we are now offering limited pre-booked access to our reading rooms.

With so many of us still in isolation, there has never been a greater need to stay connected. So why not put pen to paper and get involved with our latest project, Letters of Lockdown.

In this mini-podcast series we’re re-reading famous love letters preserved in our archives, and reading between the lines of less obviously romantic records to discover the love stories of everyday people from the last 500 years.

Have archives ever made you dance with joy? This heartfelt dance film was inspired by records from the exhibition, and produced by our friends at Combination Dance.