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Virtual Tour - The Great Exhibition: Anniversary Special.

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The Great Exhibition of 1851: telling the extraordinary story of how it was staged, how it wooed the world and what its legacy is.

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The Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park displayed the marvels of C19th industrial progress in an epic glass and iron edifice. It was a spectacularly popular London event, and the first truly international exhibition in the world.

Where did the idea come from? How was it organised?: The story behind it is as bizarre as it's brilliant. The items on display ranged from Stephenson's Rocket and the Koh-i-Nor diamond to oddities such as a penknife with 80 blades. As we approach its 170 anniversary, Richard Watkins' virtual tour relates the story of how the Exhibition was staged, how it wooed the world and what its legacy is.

As a long-time resident of Crystal Palace and tour guide for the local museum presenting the history of its successor site, Richard has held a long interest in the Great Exhibition.

This is a live virtual tour hosted via Zoom video conferencing where your guide will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. There will be opportunities for questions and interaction both during and after the virtual tour.

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