Royal Albert Hall – Design model


Royal Albert Hall

Institutional Internal Reference Code:



Design Model for the Royal Albert Hall

Date of creation:

ca. 1866

Extent and basic medium:

1 model.

Name of creator(s):

Henry Young Darracott Scott (Major General)

Administrative / contextual / biographical history:

This is the fragment of a model produced around 1866 to guide the design of the Royal Albert Hall in London, built 1867-1871. It was used in the meetings of the Committee of Advice – a group of architects, artists, engineers and critics appointed as consultants to Henry Scott, the Royal Engineer entrusted with the design of the Hall. The model is not polished as it was a working tool, to be taken apart, examined and modified after each meeting.

For more information, please read Experimenting with Models: The Royal Albert Hall’s case

Conditions governing access:

Royal Albert Hall Archive.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: © Royal Albert Hall. All Rights Reserved.

Materials, physical characteristics and technical requirements:

Wood, paper, painted.

Finding aids available:

Exhibition / display history:

Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed, 24 Sep 2021–5 Mar 2022, Building Centre, London.

A scaled down replica will be on permanent display in the Royal Albert Hall from Autumn 2022.


Subjects (Getty Art & Arch Thesaurus):

Theatre, architecture; model-making, models (representations)


London, South Kensington.


Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Henry Cole, Prince of Wales, Henry Young Darracott Scott.