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.
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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