Plaque

Edward VII Galleries, British Museum

Inscription

King Edward the Seventh's Galleries. This stone was laid by His Majesty King Edward the Seventh on the twenty-seventh day of June in the seventh year of his reign.
{i.e. in 1907}

So, all the sevens then.

Eric Gill designed and carved this memorial.

Site: Edward VII Galleries, British Museum (1 memorial)

WC1, Montague Place, British Museum rear entrance

On the arch below the plaque is inscribed 'AnnoDni MCMVII', A.D. 1907.

This extension to the British Museum was designed by Sir John James Burnet and completed in 1914. He planned to build two further wings to the east and to the west.

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Edward VII Galleries, British Museum

Subjects commemorated i

King Edward the Seventh's Galleries

An extension to the British Museum by the architect Sir John James Burnett.

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Edward VII Galleries, British Museum

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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Eric Gill

Sculptor. Born Brighton. One of thirteen children of a clergyman, he remained...

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