Due to public demand, Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, will now be open till 9pm on Thursday nights at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

Unique documents from many of history's greatest minds are on show including Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, a receipt written by Michelangelo, Dante's Divine Comedy, a manuscript by Albert Einstein, Beethoven's original score for the Fifth Symphony and so much more.

To celebrate the extended opening hours, the Handwritten Ensemble will perform a program of German classical music from 6pm in the Library Foyer on Thursday nights, bookplate cafe will offer visitors Handwritten-inspired treats including liqueur coffees, strudel and tortes while the Library bookshop will also stay open late.

The National Library in Canberra is the exclusive Australian venue for the Handwritten exhibition.

Tickets to Handwritten are free but bookings are essential on 02 6262 1271 or online.