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"This Thing I Did": The Imperial War Museum at the Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace Museum

Anerley Hill

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SE19 2BA

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Illustrated talk celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Imperial War Museum opening at the Crystal Palace

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One hundred years ago to June 2020, the Imperial War Museum opened at the Crystal Palace. Strange as it may seem, those lofty halls of glass and iron played host to a museum commemorating the Great War. It was the museum’s first home, displaying a vast collection including aircraft suspended from the ceiling, great imposing guns, models of battlefields and fine war art.

Crystal Palace Museum Tour Guide, Richard Watkins, tells the story of how the Imperial War Museum was set up, brought to the Palace and viewed by millions of visitors who would not have seen any museum or war commemoration like it before.

Note: This illustrated talk has been re-arranged from the year of the centenary in 2020 due to covid restrictions.

You can view a taster of the talk on our Facebook Page here.

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The talk will start promptly at 19:30, doors at 19:00. Please enter via Anerley Hill (the entrance on the road side, not the park entrance). The talk is expected to last 50 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A. There is also time to browse the Museum and chat with our volunteers after.

If you have any queries regarding the event, please feel free to contact info@crystalpalacemuseum.org.uk

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SE19 2BA

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The history of the Crystal Palace is kept alive here at the museum and tells the story of both the Hyde Park and Sydenham Crystal Palaces. Housed in the only surviving building constructed by the Crystal Palace Company built around 1880 as a lecture room for the Crystal Palace Company’s School of Practical Engineering. The story of both palaces is told in a series of unique images supplemented by large scaled models of the Crystal Palace plus showcases displaying ceramics and other items associated with the Crystal Palace including remnants from the original building. Adjacent to the museum is the base of Brunel’s water tower.

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