conservation - heritage - engagement - local involvement

Visitors Guide

Visitors Guide

Crystal Palace Park is served by Transport for London (buses and London Overground) and numerous rail operators. The current Crystal Palace rail station (CYP) dates from the 19th century and was used by […]

Books (and more)

Books (and more)

Many sources mention Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, and some are more useful than others. This list of materials is meant to offer a good start for those wanting to learn a […]

Meet Meg

Meet Meg

Meg is an explorer. Her family lives in Crystal Palace Park. For her whole life she’s been kept on her little island. She is friends with all the other dinosaurs, […]

About FCPD

About FCPD

Friends of Crystal Palace 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 to support this […]


Recent Articles

  • Palace Monsters is a British Pathe short featuring Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs are filmstars – Keep Looking Sharp

    British Pathe has made available the short feature, “Palace Monsters” (1954), featuring Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. It features scenes of visitors as well as some regular cleaning. One thing to notice […]

  • Compare the Waterhouse Hawkins 1854 interpretation with a modern one. The


    We frequently hear, “But these dinosaurs are wrong…” For “wrong” read “what we think today, right now”. Yes, some of the statues look nothing like what modern interpretations are for […]

  • A series of footprints like these (Chirotherium) was supposedly installed in the Park (note 2).

    Have We Found “Missing” Footprint?

    “There is no branch of detective science which is so important and so much neglected, as the art of tracing footsteps” — Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet   There […]

  • Lecture: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    Lecture: Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    This June 2013 lecture by Professor Joe Cain (@profjoecain) on Crystal Palace Dinosaurs discusses how the dinosaurs fit into the larger setting of the park and the history of science. […]

  • Report vandalism

    Report vandalism

    You have a part to play in protecting the statues in Crystal Palace Park. Access to the islands is restricted to park rangers, authorised visitors, and contractors. The best rule […]

  • Friends show conservation needs to English Heritage

    Friends show conservation needs to English Heritage

        Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs led conservation experts from English Heritage’s Heritage at Risk group and Bromley Council on a preliminary survey of the geological displays, including a […]


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