Exhibition: Paul McCartney: The Lyrics

This exhibition runs from Fri, 5th Nov 2021 to Sun, 13th Mar 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

26th Jan 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
27th Jan 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
28th Jan 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
29th Jan 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
30th Jan 2022  
(11am - 5pm)
31st Jan 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
1st Feb 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Showcasing previously unseen material from Paul McCartney’s personal archive, this display celebrates the life and art of one of the world’s most successful songwriters and performers.

The lyrics and photographs span his career – from his earliest compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present.

Open for everyone, this display accompanies the Beatles’ lyrics featured in our free Treasures Gallery alongside works by his literary inspirations Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Virginia Woolf.

The display includes highlights from the 154 songs included in Paul McCartney - The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present published by Allen Lane this autumn, which recounts his life and art through the prism of songs from all stages of his career. You can pre-order now from our online shop.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The British Library,

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