The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

In 1854, the Crystal Palace Park was opened by Queen Victoria to an estimated crowd of around 40,000 people. Situated in large grounds at Syndenham (South London), this featured Joseph Paxton’s beautiful Crystal Palace – a large structure made mostly of cast-iron and plate glass. This building had been moved from its original location at … Continue reading The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

The Road to Dinosauria

Dinosaurs – one of the most famous groups of extinct animals – are ubiquitous in popular culture today. From Jurassic Park to The Lost World, their images are everywhere and instantly recognisable. It can be difficult, therefore, to cast our minds back to a time when dinosaurs were completely unknown, when they were first being … Continue reading The Road to Dinosauria