Warehouse 12 is the 12th incarnation of the Warehouse. It was located in London,England. It lasted there from 1830 to 1914 until the Regents decided to move the warehouse to America.


The year 1830 marked the date that most historians agreed the Industrial Revolution had finally taken hold in the world. With the fall of the Russian Empire on the horizon, the Regents chose to move the Warehouse yet again, this time to the British Empire in the city of London, England, a move largely heralded as one of the best locations since the original location of the 2nd iteration, in Alexandria. With increasing industry promoting travel and increased numbers of agents, the Warehouse again expanded its collection, this time with artifacts obtained from locations farther away from the actual Warehouse than ever before thought possible. It was during this time that an unprecedented number of Warehouse upgrades and improvements occurred, all considered state-of-the-art and many of which are still in use today. At some point Caturanga hired H.G. Wells to work at the warehouse when she was getting a tour she was asked what she smelled which was apples which means the warehouse likes her. Durring her tour in Caturanga's Office she was warned not to touch the Pulley Block from the Mary Celeste. When agent McShane came in to give her fire arms training. By the 1890s the Regents were already considering relocating the Warehouse to America. In an effort to prevent the relocation of the Warehouse, and in order to demonstrate England's continuing might, an employee of the Warehouse, named Vincent Crowley attempted to use the Rocket, co-developed by H.G. Wells and powered by Joshua's Trumpet, as a weapon against Germany. During this period Germany and Britain had become embroiled in an arms race. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in June 1914, and the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 marked the closure of Warehouse 12 and the relocation of the Warehouse to America. At some point after April 27th, 1914, when they where moving the artifacts to Warehouse 13, Dan Seavey attacked one of their boats, and stole many artifacts, including Aleister Crowley's Ruby Studded Universal Hexagram Necklace and a Piece of the Philosopher's Stone.

Known AgentsEdit

Known ArtifactsEdit

Warehouse 12

The inside of Warehouse 12

Spinoff Edit

The proposed, and rejected, spinoff for Warehouse 12 would have focused on H.G. Wells moving to New York and partnering up with a cop who used to fight gangs, as she scoped out a new location for the next Warehouse. The "big bad" of the series, or at least the first season, would have been Thomas Edison (due to, as Jack Kenny said, "how much of a snake he was"). Nikola Telsa would have made an appearance.[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Although the Warehouse 13 website states that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand marked the close of Warehouse 12 and the beginning of Warehouse 12, Artie has stated twice that the first iteration of Warehouse 13 was constructed (and subsequently burnt down) in 1898.
    • Additionally, the shipping labels of the HMS Avalon confirm that the ship departed April 27th, 1914, two months prior to Ferdinand's assassination.
    • As the shipping label was in the show itself in a later season, and Warehouse 12's online history was written early in development, it can be assumed that the latter information was forgotten during production.
  • As the HMS Avalon was said to have departed in April of 1914, and the first iteration of Warehouse 13 was constructed and burnt down in 1898, it can be assumed that Warehouse 12 remained active in some fashion, at least to accommodate the collection and storage of artifacts. Whether this means that some artifacts were left behind in Warehouse 12 by 1898, or whether artifacts were transferred back to Warehouse 12 after the fire and returned to Warehouse 13 once it was completed, is unknown.
  • As shown in a scene transition in "Stand", an entrance of Warehouse 12 is located behind a hidden door in a brick wall, which opens up to a sewer tunnel system that gets progressively lower by several levels until it ends in a door of two large gears, ultimately opening up to the ground level of the Warehouse.

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