The Large Room and The Arched Room


Soon after its inauguration in 1838, the north wing of the new British Museum was completely filled with books. Work on an extension to the west began a few years later in 1842. This was called the Arch Room because of the massive arches which supported the book presses.

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The Large Room and The Arched Room
7 June 1851, London
The Illustrated London News
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© The British Museum
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