Contact Us

Hello and welcome

Everyone involved in the administration and day-to-day working of the Crystal Palace Foundation are volunteers and responses to research requests often take much of our own personal time and effort.

We have extensive knowledge and archives on the history of the Great Exhibition at Hyde Park and the Crystal Palace exhibition building at Sydenham but at present we have no on site research facilities.

If your research into the Crystal Palace can't be answered through our site search facility, we are happy to provide additional assistance. We get very many research requests, it is therefore much easier and quicker to respond by telephone.
We are very happy to receive your initial research request by email to but please do include a contact telephone number.
To help with your query, image files in jpeg, png, gif, tiff, bmp, PDF and MsWord formats may be attached and we will do all we can to assist with your research.

We are a registered charity so please consider making a donation to us for the (sometimes extensive and time consuming) research undertaken. 
Donations - Crystal Palace Foundation - The Crystal Palace Foundation. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE: As we are all unpaid volunteers we will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Thank you

Melvyn Harrison
07889 338812