Enlightenment Room, British Museum

The British Museum's Enlightenment Room is a display dedicated to the age of Enlightenment. Separated into the various arts and sciences, there are books, fossils and statues on display, along with examples of earthenware and metalwork, which try to explain how pieces were viewed and collected at the time.


There are many shelves of old leather-bound books covering topics from the obscure (insect legs) to the popular (Shakespeare).


It also has two fire extinguishers. This fact alone makes it the most awesome room in the world.


Press L to view on black!

  • wyocyhawk 5y

    i realy like this one good color
  • sharona 315 사론아 5y

    I love this..it has a feel as if you took this through glass? Or is it just the wonderful reflection of all that bouncing light? Love museums...I'm so coming to England..let me know when the pound is down will ya.
  • Vishal Patel 5y

    Awesome HDR work, the detail and tones are splendid. Agree with Sharona, it does feel like I'm looking thru glass.. love the inclusion of the lone chair, adds an urbex feel to it.

    Have a great week ahead.
  • Adam Ward 5y

    Frog, did you have to get special permission to shoot in here? Did they make you pay to take the tripod in there? Details man DETAILS! I must know.
  • Chris 5y

    an outstanding HDR....perfect warm light...I feel so educated just looking at this
  • mendhak 5y

    It's a free museum! You can take whatever you want in there. But I didn't take a tripod. I used one of the display cases and luckily nobody saw me doing it. I did mean to crop the case out, but now you've seen it :( :(

    Museums here are pretty great - lots of diffused lighting so it's very good for this kind of a thing. Thanks all y'all.
  • mendhak 5y

    Cropped! It looks more edumacational now. :)
  • mendhak 5y

    Sorry all the notes broke.
  • DAN SICK 5y

    great HDR WORK
  • Dan Raven 5y

    this is a great HDR love all the details
  • Mike Lanzetta 5y

    Clever boy, positioning the bust in the way of your reflection.
  • mendhak 5y

    Well spotted :)
  • @Doug88888 5y

    All these books - so little time. I'm basking in the colour on display here.
  • Ash~a~lee 5y

    Yummy tones!!
  • Peter Mutuma 5y

    Excellent. Particularly like the reflections on the glass of the shelves on the far end. Awesome!
  • Fly bye! 5y

    Gorgeous colours and details! I pressed the f key before I realised I'd been had, you crafty bugger! :-)
  • mendhak 5y

    I should update that... it used to be 'f' to view on black back when they were trialling the new pages :P
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