"Great Court" British Museum Tip by codrutz
British Museum, London: 318 reviews and 592 photos
The Great Court is inside the British Museum, right after the entrance. It is in fact the largest covered public square in Europe. The roof glass is the work of my favorite designer - Sir Norman Foster and it's a wonderful piece of art itself.
The courtyard was hidden from the public view since 1857. The project redesigned and enclosed the square in the British Museum and the 478 tonnes steel structure of the roof plus 315 tonnes of glass were installed between 1999-2000.
In the middle of the Great Court is the nice reading room with the spectacular domed ceiling restored in blue, cream and gold resembling the Pantheon's ceiling in Rome.
You can read more about the history of the Great Court here.
Address: Great Russell Street, WC1
Directions: Holborn tube
Phone: 0 20 7323 8299
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