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Crystal Palace Museum

Anerley Hill, London SE19 2BA, England
+44 7434 975582
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An absolute delight

Small but full of wonderful photos and drawings, models and mementoes. Packed full of history and... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
bestcornishcat
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London, United Kingdom
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Great for local history

This tiny but free museum has all you need to know about the famous Crystal Palace which was built... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
LondonSquirrel42
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Small but full of wonderful photos and drawings, models and mementoes. Packed full of history and fascinating facts. As we arrived we were met by a guide/a volunteer(?) who filled us in on some of the background. He was so knowledgeable and had a way...More

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

We are very glad that you enjoyed the visit to the Crystal Palace Museum. Thank you for your support!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This tiny but free museum has all you need to know about the famous Crystal Palace which was built originally in Hyde Park for The Great Exhibition of 1851. It was such a success that it was reassembled in Sydenham permanently. There are real items...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This little museum is located just up the hill from Crystal Palace station just before you reach Crystal Palace Parade. It's run by volunteers which means that it is free admission and that it is only open on Sundays. It tells the story of Crystal...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went on the Sunday guided tour of the Crystal Palace. It's £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for concessions. The tour last about 1 hour 45 minutes and involves walking around where the old exhibition centre used to be. Our tour guide...More

1  Thank behappie
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a great place crammed full of information about Crystal Palace. The only down side is it is only open on Sundays but worth making the effort to go. Gives a real feel of what it was like when The Crystal Palace came to be...More

1  Thank James And Carol B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This museum - currently open on Sundays - is perfect for those visiting the park, as well as for locals with an interest in history. We loved our visit here - and learnt a lot about the history of Crystal Palace Park. The reason for...More

Thank EmmJehy
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

A small museum with bags of information about The Crystal Palace. Run by volunteers so only open occasionally, worth checking before you go.

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We went on the 1 hour and 45 minute guided tour which is held on a Sunday once a month and is exceptionally good value at £3.50 per person. The guide made the time go quickly, bringing to life images of the Crystal Palace with...More

1  Thank OverTheRainbowLondon
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Free small museum which had very interesting display cabinets. We did the 1hr 45min tour of the Crystal Palace site with an excellent guide priced at a very reasonable £3.50. Highly recommend.

2  Thank yumyuminmytum80
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Small museum run by volunteers and relying on donations but I can away enlightened about the history if thus lovely place.

1  Thank Eliza B
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