The Room of Enlightenment

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My favourite room in the British Museum is the Enlightenment Gallery, formerly known as the King’s Library. The lighting in the room is purposefully soft — it reinforces the feeling of stepping back in time and the immersion in culture and knowledge, although the reason for the soft lighting is actually to do with preserving the room itself. It is such a striking room full of precious and gorgeous things, that no matter how many times you visit the gallery, you are always struck anew by the beauty of it. If you ever find yourself in London, it is a must-see.

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