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.Plan to see Crystal Palace Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our London trip planner.
Crystal Palace Museum Reviews
It’s impossible to say how much I love this tiny museum. So many little treasures and photos. The real highlights are the monthly guided walks and the outstanding talks by the Curator, manager and... more »
A decent small museum with lots of history about Crystal Palace. It appears to be run a small group of friendly helpful volunteers who like the idea of keeping the history of the place alive. Free..... more »
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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