Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8016
The Reading Room stands at the heart of the Museum, in the centre of the Great Court.
It has been known as a world famous centre of learning since the 19th century when it opened and was immediately hailed as one of the great sights of London. Its beautifully restored blue, cream and gold papier mâché domed ceiling echoes the Pantheon in Rome.
1651.3m² and the Reading Room lobby is 4.4m²
The Reading Room isn't available for filming purposes at present.
Only cold-lamp/low-level lighting is permitted