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“Rain or shine”

Queen Elizabeth II Great Court
Ranked #437 of 1,675 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of the British Museum, this glass-covered atrium over the museum’s central courtyard contains priceless sculptures in the forecourt along with a restaurant, café, education center and center for young adults.
Reviewed 14 June 2013

There is always a great buzz about this space no matter what the weather is like. It would be nice to have more seating in this area.

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

It is hard to beleive that no-one knew this space existed 20 years ago. It was just an old storage space and junk yard for the British Museum. Opening it up and making it a light-filled public space with the restored Reading Room at the centre was one of the great successful projects of the millennium.

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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Those of us old enough to remember what this space was like before the Great Court was covered can only marvel at what has been created; an area worthy of one of the world's great museums. The Reading Room makes a fine venue for the BM's many exhibitions, and if you are not filled with wonder when observing the sky through the wonderful roof, you have no soul.

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

I think that for many people, the Great Court is one of highlights of the British Museum. There's always a queue to photograph it.
Designed by Foster and Partners, it transformed the Museum’s inner courtyard into the largest covered public square in Europe. It is a two-acre space enclosed by a spectacular glass roof with the world-famous Reading Room at its centre.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017
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