Room 122: Gothic Revival & Empire

The Yatman Cabinet designed by architect William Burges, Room 122

Room 122 looks at the Gothic Revival in architecture and design in the 19th century. During this time, powerful religious revivals took place leading to the establishment of several new churches. Also explored here are the reasons behind Britain's success as a trading and industrial nation in the late 19th century and events which celebrated this achievement such as the Great Exhibition of 1851, the first 'world's fair', which showcased the scale and success of Empire.

Room 122 is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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