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Crystal Palace Museum, London

4.3
#136 of 255 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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  • Another interesting sight in this area of London. It may be small but it’s worth a visit if you over here. Limited opening days is a minus though  more »
  • I've been meaning to visit this little museum since I've moved to Crystal Palace a couple of years ago. It's free (but please donate to help the upkeep of the museum!) and I could tell that a lot of e...  more »
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  • Great little museum and fascinating tour of the Crystal Palace site today from Richard. Thank you so much. Learned a lot 😀👍
  • A decent museum telling the story of the crystal palace from its design to its destruction. It's free but only open on Sundays. Well worth a visit, it certainly helps you appreciate the park and what it must have been like when the palace was still standing.
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