Talk:British Museum Reading Room

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Pictures[edit]

Slightly too many pictures now for the amount of text. I wish people would upload all their pictures to commons - only one is. Justinc 09:45, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

The caption to the interior panorama photo reads "almost 180 degree view" but based on the number of pairs of windows visible (fifteen out of twenty) this looks more like 270 degrees. The photo and current caption together give the impression that the reading room is bigger on the inside than on the outside. 217.42.196.64 (talk) 20:37, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Ipcress File[edit]

Wasn't this scene actually shot in the old Science Museum library, when it was still located in the middle of the old Royal College of Science building at Imperial College, before that building was knocked down in the 1970s? Jheald (talk) 14:24, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Belatedly - you're right, of course ... Kbthompson (talk) 19:20, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

potential sources[edit]

  • A history of the British Museum Library, 1753-1973, British Library, 1998, ISBN 0712345620, 9780712345620
  • Wilson, David M., The British Museum; A History, The British Museum Press, 2002, ISBN 0714127647

-- 18:26, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

Enoch Soames[edit]

Is this the same reading room featured in the Enoch Soames short story? If so, a mention of this should be added to the "References in art and popular culture" section. Diego (talk) 10:11, 19 September 2012 (UTC)