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Into the Archives: Opening of the Great Hall and Library

In 1845 Queen Victoria opened the new Great Hall and Library building at Lincoln’s Inn.

By the 1800s, both the Old Hall and the Library had become too small for the Inn’s needs. It was therefore decided that a new building was needed, and architect Philip Hardwick was given the task of designing it. His plans are held in the Inn’s archives along with fascinating details about the opening of the new building by Queen Victoria which we uncover in this edition of Into the Archives.