We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Crystal Palace Museum

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Anerley Hill, London SE19 2BA, England
Phone Number:
+44 7889 338812
See all hours
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Nice place to visit

Nice, small place, little tired, but still very interesting, and it's free! You can also walk around the park, and visit dinosaurs and farm.

Reviewed 23 June 2016
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 16: English reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free small museum which had very interesting display cabinets. We did the 1hr 45min tour of the Crystal Palace site with an excellent guide priced at a very reasonable £3.50. Highly recommend.

Thank yumyuminmytum80
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Small museum run by volunteers and relying on donations but I can away enlightened about the history if thus lovely place.

Thank Eliza B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It is very small museum, but free and nice. Not for small children. Many photos with description telling the story of Crystal Palace.

Thank Dominik1978
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nice, small place, little tired, but still very interesting, and it's free! You can also walk around the park, and visit dinosaurs and farm.

Thank MariaMarytych
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I would love this place to get some investment. Great little museum that showcases the great history of the Palace. Looks a little tired. Thank you to the volunteers that run it.

Thank Matt P
Level Contributor
72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Hello Yet another childhood haunt. Much has not changed. It's great to have such a museum local but it's 'stuck'. Something drastic needs to change. A revamp that changes the whole place. Thing is it's got a lot of history. The gardens are nice and sometimes missed. Cafe average and cakes very average :)

1 Thank George L L
Level Contributor
50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

A tiny little museum run by volunteers with some fascinating exhibits from what little was left of the great Crystal Palace. It's well worth a look around if you happen to be visiting the park.

3 Thank AIian
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

If you're in the area and have an interest in the Crystal Palace and its sad demise (or Victorian London in general) then this little museum (decidedly 'old school') is definitely worth a visit. This won't take long - it's just a large room but it houses lots of interesting stuff and information. Can be combined with a walk around... More 

Thank Falakros
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

As small and understated as the original Palace was grand and flamboyant, this museum packs a lot in and really brings the story of the CP to life. There's a good selection of (small) artefacts, cuttings and information boards and there were knowledgeable enthusiasts available to answer questions. The museum was free and we were very happy to make a... More 

3 Thank de51lz
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
268 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Was very disappointed in this, was at the end of a long 6 mile walk and a simple question about whether or not they had any refreshments was met with ridicule.

4 Thank David E

Travellers who viewed Crystal Palace Museum also viewed


Been to Crystal Palace Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Crystal Palace Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?