Souvenirs from the Crystal Palace

This exhibition runs from Fri, 16th Sep 2016 to Thu, 12th Jan 2017. See all dates

This exhibition is open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm & Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Cost: Free of Charge

In 1851 over a third of the population of Britain visited the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park to view the displays of modern technology and design from across the world. Souvenir buying flourished as people wanted to have tangible reminders of their visits; examples of these are prints of the event and the 'Telescopic View', a three dimensional object giving a view through a peep hole.

In 1936 the Crystal Palace at Sydenham was destroyed by a fire seen across London. The display in the Heritage Gallery looks at the heyday of the Palace when it opened in Hyde Park in 1851 and shows some of the new souvenirs people could buy.

On display at the City of London Heritage Gallery - lower floor, next to the cloakroom.

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London, London, City of LondonEC2V 5AE

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