EXPLORE # 30, FRONT PAGE on 30th, Thank you very much to all!
I like the design of the Great Court, especially at day time when it
everywhere. It a beautiful place to relax and meet people.
Designed by Foster and Partners, the £100 million project was supported by grants of £30 million from the Millennium Commission and £15.75 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The courtyard was one of the lost spaces of London, hidden from public view since 1857. The relocation and opening of the British Library at its St Pancras site enabled valuable space within the Museum to be utilised to the benefit of the Museum's visitors.
The Great Court increased public space in the Museum by forty per
cent, allowing visitors to move freely around the Main floor for the
first time in 150 years and visitors can now choose from a number of
different approaches to the galleries. There is direct access west
into the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery, east into the King's Library and
north into the Wellcome Trust Gallery. Inside the courtyard, two
monumental staircases encircle the outside of the Reading Room and
lead to the Joseph Hotung Great Court Gallery, and the Court
Restaurant. From the restaurant level a bridge link takes visitors
into the upper galleries of the Museum.
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