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Excursions to the National Library of Belarus

Dear visitors! We offer the following excursions to the Library:

Contact telephone: (+375 17) 293 29 66, 293 28 53 (the Library excursions department).

Thematic excursions to the Book Museum:

Contact telephone: (+375 17) 293 27 22 (the Bibliology department).

Excursions are guided in Russian, Belarusian and English languages (in Russian and Belarusian in the Book Museum). It is required to make an appointment in advance. An excursion group includes 15 people at the most. Excursion service is provided to both individuals and teams, registration is made from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Monday – Saturday. Excursion booking for teams is performed from the 5th of the current month for the next month.

Excursion timetable from September 1st to June 31st, appointment in advance is required:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday – the day off.

    Excursion costs

The National Library of Belarus is one of the most recognizable buildings of Belarus, its hallmark. During a sightseeing excursion visitors will learn how to join the Library, and about the Library’s book collections. In the atrium guests will see a granite sphere symbolizing the value of knowledge and the infinity of the cognizable world.

Visitors appreciate the interior design of the library.

The original architectural features of the “Diamond of Knowledge” attract attention.

A guide tells about the reading rooms, functions and opportunities of the library and the document delivery system.

A guide tells how to book and get documents and how to use catalogues.

The guided tour includes a visit to the Book Museum where unique book monuments are on display. A part of the exposition is dedicated to the history of the National Library.

During the Library tour, visitors have the opportunity to take original photos in one of the most unusual buildings in the world.

During the thematic excursion “Minsk on your palm” visitors ascend the Observation deck to admire the view of the capital of Belarus at a height of more than 73 meters.

During the excursion “The Birthday in the Library” a birthday-child can write a memorable entry to the special Anniversary Book.

The excursion “The Birthday in the Library” includes amusing games in the Children’s room for a birthday-child and their guests.

The excursion “A journey to the book treasure land” in the form of a fascinating travel acquaints children 10–12 years old with the history of books: the earliest manuscripts, the origin and traditional design of hand-written books, the invention of book-printing and various ways of designing printed books.

The excursion "The religious book" acquaints visitors with rare religious books of different religions from the collections of the National Library of Belarus.

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National Library of Belarus
220114, Nezavisimosti Ave. 116
Minsk, Belarus
Tel: (+375 17) 266 37 37
Fax: (+375 17) 266 37 06