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Crystal Palace Museum

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Address: Anerley Hill, London SE19 2BA, England
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+44 7889 338812
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00

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Nice place to visit

Nice, small place, little tired, but still very interesting, and it's free! You can also walk around the park, and visit dinosaurs and farm.

Reviewed 23 June 2016
MariaMarytych
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Eliza B
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It is very small museum, but free and nice. Not for small children. Many photos with description telling the story of Crystal Palace.

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Thank Dominik1978
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nice, small place, little tired, but still very interesting, and it's free! You can also walk around the park, and visit dinosaurs and farm.

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Thank MariaMarytych
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I would love this place to get some investment. Great little museum that showcases the great history of the Palace. Looks a little tired. Thank you to the volunteers that run it.

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Thank Matt P
London
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70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Hello Yet another childhood haunt. Much has not changed. It's great to have such a museum local but it's 'stuck'. Something drastic needs to change. A revamp that changes the whole place. Thing is it's got a lot of history. The gardens are nice and sometimes missed. Cafe average and cakes very average :)

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1 Thank George L L
London
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

A tiny little museum run by volunteers with some fascinating exhibits from what little was left of the great Crystal Palace. It's well worth a look around if you happen to be visiting the park.

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3 Thank AIian
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

If you're in the area and have an interest in the Crystal Palace and its sad demise (or Victorian London in general) then this little museum (decidedly 'old school') is definitely worth a visit. This won't take long - it's just a large room but it houses lots of interesting stuff and information. Can be combined with a walk around... More 

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Thank Falakros
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

As small and understated as the original Palace was grand and flamboyant, this museum packs a lot in and really brings the story of the CP to life. There's a good selection of (small) artefacts, cuttings and information boards and there were knowledgeable enthusiasts available to answer questions. The museum was free and we were very happy to make a... More 

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3 Thank de51lz
London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Was very disappointed in this, was at the end of a long 6 mile walk and a simple question about whether or not they had any refreshments was met with ridicule.

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4 Thank David E
Nesconset, New York
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

If visiting Crystal Palace Park on a weekend, it is worthwhile to visit this little museum prior to strolling the park grounds. Open only on weekends, this small one-room museum provides information on the history of the Crystal Palace at its rebuilt site here in South London, from its opening in 1854 to its fiery destruction in 1936. A visit... More 

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