Crystal Palace Museum
First opened by the Duke of Devonshire in 1990, the Crystal Palace Museum contains a multitude of invaluable documents, photographs, handbills and ceramics about both the Sydenham and Hyde Park Crystal Palaces'. It is now the only building still standing constructed by the now defunct Crystal Palace Company. Alongside the rare collection, the stories of the Palaces' are told through a series of rare images and videos, complemented by a number of detailed scaled models.
Interested visitors can also discover a number of items linked with the Crystal Palace, which also includes remnants of the original building built in 1851. The Great Exhibition proved to be the inspiration for The Royal Albert Hall which was built only two decades later.
Tel: 020 8676 0700