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Crystal Palace Museum, London

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#134 of 250 in Museums in London
The history of the Crystal Palace is kept alive here at the museum and tells the story of both the Hyde Park and Sydenham Crystal Palaces. Housed in the only surviving building constructed by the Crystal Palace Company built around 1880 as a lecture room for the Crystal Palace Company’s School of Practical Engineering. The story of both palaces is told in a series of unique images supplemented by large scaled models of the Crystal Palace plus showcases displaying ceramics and other items associated with the Crystal Palace including remnants from the original building. Adjacent to the museum is the base of Brunel’s water tower.
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  • This museum is not often open so it is worth checking before you go. Access it up several steps, and there are no facilities such as toilets available. It is free to visit but donations are encouraged...  more »
  • We spent 45 minutes here and while I went in without knowing much about the Great Exhibition and the Palace I came out knowing a lot more and generally very intrigued. Great thing to do before wanderi...  more »
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  • Small but has a couple of good bits.
  • Good to look back in time and see everything from the past
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