Next weekend there will be a chance to get up close and personal with the Crystal Palace’s infamous concrete dinosaurs.

Learn what the Victorians got wrong – and right – and witness the incredible detail put into these 162-year-old sculptures from a whole new perspective, bringing the the birthplace of Dinomania to life. A conservator will also give insight on how the sculptures need our help to survive into the future.

This will be a theatrical and historically informative up-close-and-personal experience.

You will be part of a small group of 20 people for a 30-minute visit to the island. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Access to the site is via a small, steep, muddy path and hill, thus regrettably not appropriate for wheelchairs or small children.

Wear sturdy footwear.

The tours are part of a weekend of events around the famously inaccurate Victorian creature creations.

  • ‘The Iguanodon Restaurant’ a hilarious street theatre performed in a life-sized Iguanodon.
  • Talks about the historic site including science, art, conservation and history
  • Drawing, mask and badge-making on extinct and endangered animals
  • Volunteers will be bringing ancient landscapes back to life around the sculptures
  • Films about the Jurassic era
  • Jurassic artwork inspired by the local dinosaurs will be on display and sale.

The tours  take place on Sunday 16th Sept, are free, and can be booked here.

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3 comments on “Tickets Alert: Crystal Palace’s Concocted Concrete Cretaceous Creations
  1. Heidi Barnes says:

    Google ads in the centre of the screen – for Feefo etc – woul not close & made it impossible to use this site . I’m typing this blind with an advert on top .

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