The British Library — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC2M0AF
by Nickie! & Brian~!
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
London, United Kingdom
N 51° 31.735 W 000° 07.653

Facts about the British Library:*

Magna Carta

  • The Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, and Beatles manuscripts are housed here.
  • 3 million new items are added every year.
  • If you saw 5 items a day, it would take over 80,000 years to see the entire collection.
  • The six-story King’s Library, started by King George III (reigned 1760-1820), is showcased here.
  • It hosts Multi-Cache GC2M0AF with close to 1200 Favorite points!

 

British Library

If you’re ever in London with a couple of hours to spare, consider tackling the amazing The British Library Multi-Cache. At this time, I would like to give HUGE THANK YOUS to geocacher extraordinaire zephyrsailor for taking me all over London to see this an other amazing caches. 🙂

Anyhoo… The husband and wife geocaching team of Nickie! & Brian~! hid the Multi-Cache in January of 2011. Bryan writes, “I’ve been given co-credit for the cache, but it was really all Nickie’s work, I just tested out some of the maths involved.” 

The difficulty three, terrain one geocache was placed with the permission of the British Library. Geocachers explore several key locations in the library to discover clues in paintings, plaques and signs.

  1. Start outside the library in the piazza at the statue of famed English mathematician, astronomer, and physicist Sir Isaac Newton.


2. Come back to the foyer inside the building to the statue of
Sir William Shakespeare. Maybe you’ve heard of Bill’s work?

 

3. Ready for your mind to melt? Feast your eyes on Paradoxymoron by Patrick Hughes.

 

4. Check out the scale model of the library. (No, it’s not a center for ants.)

 

5. Head into the Sir John Ritblat Gallery to find a very large globe donated by a very historical figure.

 

6. That 6-story UV-filtered glass-encased library? Those are books were personally collected and acquired by King George III from the 18th century.

 

7. Who takes care of all these historical books and artifacts? The Conservation Centre. Head over there for the answer to stage “G”.

 

8. There is an entire Manuscripts Reading Room at the British Library, and you’ll see a painting of 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer Robert Harley as you enter.

 

9. Next stop is the Newsroom where you can find news sources from the 1600s. You will be greeted by a bust of Sir John Lawrence.

 

10. Your final stop is the Map Reading Room foyer where you will find a GIANT atlas.

 

Woohoo! Now get all the clues you solved and enter them into N51 GH.CAI W000 DB.EJF. This will take you to Stage 2, located outside. Inside this container you will find the location of the final stage, located back inside the library. This cache is very large and can hold many trackables, lots of SWAG, or even a small child!

Logbook

 

Write something lovely — you and the cache owner have earned it. Cheerio!

*Thanks to TimeOut London and the British Library for extra information!

 

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