Guide to visitors, Thursday, January the 16th 1890

One visitors’ guide dating from January the 16th, 1890, that lists the main sections of the museum in visiting order. Some of the sections mentioned are: the Reception Room; the Spanish Room with its main attraction, the Torture Chair; the Elizabethan Room; the Bible Room; the African and Japanese Room, etc. There are also several directions (“turn to the right”; “up steps”) printed above some of the room names.

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