Brunel Museum

Brunel Museum, London

This is the local story of the Brunels, an engineering family that changed the world. As well as building the world’s first tunnel through soft ground under a navigable river, the Brunels hosted the first underwater concert party here in 1827.

William Shipley Group for RSA History

‘The history of the Society is extremely important to establish at almost every point in time’
Lord Asa Briggs, Honorary Patron, WSG

Founded 2004 in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the first meeting of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In...


The Victorian Web

This is an excellent site, which is well worth a visit for its broad view of Victorian Society and its well-written and researched articles. Also included are articles about the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Friends of Crystal Palace Subway

Go to our home page and sign up for the newsletter to be kept up to date with progress.

Pope John Paul II's UK visit

The 1982 Papal visit and search for Crystal Palace

The CPF had the honour of supplying images in 2007 to the Diocese for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to the UK in 1982.

Exhibition Study Group

Baird Television

Baird Television

Crystal Palace Museum Ltd

Friends of CP Dinosaurs

What are we trying to do?

Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs has simple aims:promote long-term conservation of the dinosaurs and raise funds in support of this aimencourage research, interpretation, engagement, and access related to the dinosaurswork with other stakeholders towards broader aims...


The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace

3d modelling by Chris Jessee and Will Rourk. Much interesting content, including a well researched 3-D computer model of the original Crystal Palace.

Catherine Hayes

Catherine Hayes participated in various oratorios, Elijah, Messiah and Creation as part of the opening of the Great Exhibitions and later, in November 1860, sang in at least two concerts at Crystal Palace (Sydenham).

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

The Aims of the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace (then in Hyde Park) ‘to promote the works of industries of all nations’ were continued after the exhibition by turning the organising Royal Commission into a permanent body.

Crystal Palace Community Association

Battling since 1970 to save the Crystal Palace Triangle and Park from insensitive development

The Norwood Society

The Norwood Society represents the interests of the people who live or work in Norwood to local authorities and government agencies.

Parlour Aquariums

A detailed history of aquariums including much information on our own Crystal Palace Aquarium.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum


Map and plan collection online