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Crystal Palace Museum

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Super interesting...great little free museum

We spent 45 minutes here and while I went in without knowing much about the Great Exhibition and... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Evan D
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Good museum

Came here while at the Crystal Palace park and it was definitely one of the highlights. I've read... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Marty B
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

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 wandering around the grounds. Only way to improve would...More

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the informative review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit! Your feedback has been passed on to the museum team.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Came here while at the Crystal Palace park and it was definitely one of the highlights. I've read a lot about the history of the Crystal Palace but there was lots here I didn't know. A must-see if you're going to the park.

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you! We are very glad that you enjoyed the visit to the museum!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Just returned from a fascinating talk on the structure that gave this area of south London its name - which was apparently an accidental title by a Punch journalist back in the 19th century. I know Crystal Palace park well as I walk my dog...More

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

We are very glad that you enjoyed the visit to the museum and the tour! A little correction here though - the museum is open every Sunday and guided tours are conducted every first Sunday of the month April-October.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went on the historic walk about the Crystal Palace and it was excellent. Informative, with a lively passionate host. It's brilliant that there are such enthusiastic, knowledgable, entertaining volunteers who are giving of their time and expertise to share it. The walk was a...More

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

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

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit - not wheelchair accessible but if user is able to walk up the steps, staff are on hand to support one hundred percent. Free admission. Staff extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Small selection of cards and prints on sale.

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

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

Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited the museum a couple of weeks ago which was very interesting in itself; a hidden gem nestled in the corner of Crystal Palace park. It is free entry, though as it is run by volunteers they ask if you can give a small...More

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Marina W, Manager at Crystal Palace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

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

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 16 March 2018

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

Reviewed 13 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 10 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

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